Volcano Monitoring Stations To Be Installed Mt Hood
The U.S. Geological Survey Cascades Volcano Observatory will install three new volcano monitoring stations on the flanks of Mount Hood next week. The Observatory’s Seth Moran says they have a seismic network on Mt. Hood, but these stations will go on to wilderness land within two-and-a-half miles of the summit, with the main goal of detecting signs of ground deformation. Because of the significant hazards the volcano poses to nearby communities and infrastructure as well as aviation, USGS researchers designated Mt. Hood as a very high threat volcano in the 2018 National Volcanic Threat Assessment.