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Mount Shasta and Lassen Ranked High for Eruption Threats

The USGS ranked Mount Shasta and Mount Lassen as high eruption threats in a new volcano danger list.

Posted: Oct 25, 2018 5:39 PM
Updated: Oct 25, 2018 5:41 PM

SHASTA AND SISKIYOU COUNTIES, Calif. - The USGS ranked Mount Shasta and Mount Lassen as high eruption threats in a new volcano danger list.

A geology survey released a new 50-page report ranking Mount Shasta 5th and Mount Lassen 11th as high-risk for an eruption, due to activity below the surface. 

"We're an active volcanic area, we're kind of near a lot of populated areas, so that's the reason that Lassen made it high on that list," said Kevin Sweeney, a ranger in the area. 

Rangers said that the list does not necessarily mean that Mount Shasta or Mount Lassen are going to erupt, but it does mean that they are areas geologists will closely monitor. 

They do have plenty of resources in place to make sure everyone is safe.

"There are a number of seismographs around the park that will measure any earthquake activity," Sweeney said. 

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