Mount Rainier: Living with perilous beauty

Fact Sheet 065-97
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Mount Rainier is an active volcano reaching more than 2.7 miles (14,410 feet) above sea level. Its majestic edifice looms over expanding suburbs in the valleys that lead to nearby Puget Sound. USGS research over the last several decades indicates that Mount Rainier has been the source of many volcanic mudflows (lahars) that buried areas now densely populated. Now the USGS is working cooperatively with local communities to help people live more safely with the volcano.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Mount Rainier: Living with perilous beauty
Series title Fact Sheet
Series number 065-97
DOI 10.3133/fs06597
Year Published 1998
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Contributing office(s) Cascades Volcano Observatory
Description 4 p.
Country United States
State Washington
Other Geospatial Mount Rainier
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