USGS public lecture looks at Lassen Volcanic National Park on Jan. 26

by Linda Hubbard on January 25, 2012

USGS geologist emeritus Patrick Muffler takes a look at Lassen Volcanic National Park at a free public lecture at the USGS Menlo Park Science Center on Jan. 26 at 7:00 pm.

According to the event flyer, Lassen Peak, the southernmost active volcano in the Cascade Range, explosively erupted in 1915, devastating nearby areas and raining volcanic ash as far away as 200 miles to the east. In addition to prominent volcanic areas, Lassen National Park contains the most spectacular array of thermal features in the Cascade Range including fumaroles, bubbling mud pots, and a boiling lake. A new USGS map shows volcanic centers in unprecedented detail,enabling development of products to better evaluate and assess regional volcanic hazards


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