Summary of Notable Events at Mount Rainier

K.M. Scott, J.W. Vallance, P.T. Pringle, United States Geological Survey

This table provides a summary of notable events at Mount Rainier. Events include lahars, bomb-bearing flows, block and ash flows, pyroclastic surges, tephra, lava flows, debris flows, geothermal melting of the glacier, and avalanches. The events range in age from older than 8,750 years to the late 1960s. The table is provided by the USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory, which gathered most of the information from Sedimentology, Behavior, and Hazards of Debris Flows at Mount Rainier, Washington:Geological Survey Professional Paper 1547 by Scott et al., 1995. The table can be used to teach recurrence intervals.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Research Results
Topics: Solid Earth:Petrology:Volcanology
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Petrology