Volcano Hazards Program Fact Sheets

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General volcano information

  • The National Volcano Early Warning System (NVEWS) FS-2006-3142 pdf html
  • U.S. Geological Survey's Alert Notification System for Volcanic Activity FS-2006-3139 pdf html
  • What are Volcano Hazards? (Spanish version, pdf only) FS-002-97 pdf html
  • Volcanic Ash--A "Hard Rain" of Abrasive Particles FS-027-00 pdf html
  • Mobile Response Team Saves Lives in Volcano Crises FS-064-97 pdf html
  • The Cataclysmic 1991 Eruption of Mount Pinatubo, Philippines FS-113-97 pdf html
  • Benefits of Volcano Monitoring Far Outweigh the Costs--The Case of Mt. Pinatubo FS-115-97 pdf html
  • Lahars of Mount Pinatubo, Philippines FS-114-97 pdf html
  • Living With Volcanic Risk in the Cascades (updated, 2003) FS-165-97 pdf html


  • The Alaska Volcano Observatory—Expanded Monitoring of Volcanoes Yields Results FS-2004-3084 pdf html
  • Volcanic Ash—Danger to Aircraft in the North Pacific FS-030-97 pdf html
  • Can Another Great Eruption Happen in Alaska? FS-075-98 pdf html
  • Historically Active Volcanoes in Alaska—A Quick Reference FS-118-00 pdf html
  • The Kamchatkan Volcanic Eruption Response Team (KVERT); (Russian version, pdf only) FS-064-02 pdf html


  • Red Mountain Volcano—A Spectacular and Unusual Cinder Cone in Northern Arizona FS-024-02 pdf html
  • The San Francisco Volcanic Field, Arizona FS-017-01 pdf html


  • Boiling Water at Hot Creek—The Dangerous and Dynamic Thermal Springs in California's Long Valley Caldera FS 2007-3045 pdf html
  • Living With a Restless Caldera—Long Valley, California FS-108-96 pdf html
  • Invisible CO2 Gas Killing Trees at Mammoth Mountain, California FS-172-96 pdf html
  • Future Eruptions in California's Long Valley Area—What's Likely? FS-073-97 pdf html
  • "Hot Water" in Lassen Volcanic National Park—Fumaroles, Steaming Ground, and Boiling Mudpots FS-101-02 pdf html
  • Volcano Hazards of the Lassen Volcanic National Park Area, California FS-022-00 pdf html
  • Eruptions of Lassen Peak, California, 1914-1917 FS-173-98 pdf html
  • How Old is "Cinder Cone"?—Solving a Mystery in Lassen Volcanic Park, California FS-023-00 pdf html
  • Scientific Drilling in Long Valley, California—What Will We Learn? FS-077-98 pdf html


  • The Pu`u `O`o - Kupaianaha Eruption of Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i, 1983 to 2003 FS-144-02 pdf html
  • Living on Active Volcanoes—the Island of Hawai`i FS-074-97 pdf html
  • Volcanic Air Pollution—A Hazard in Hawai`i FS-169-97 pdf html
  • Explosive Eruptions at Kilauea Volcano, Hawai`i? FS-132-98 pdf html
  • Viewing Lava Safely—Common Sense is Not Enough FS-152-00 pdf html


  • Mount Mazama and Crater Lake: Growth and Destruction of a Cascade Volcano FS-092-02 pdf html
  • Mount Hood—History and Hazards of Oregon's Most Recently Active Volcano FS-060-00 pdf html


  • Mount St. Helens Erupts Again: Activity from September 2004 through March 2005 FS-2005-3036 pdf html
  • Mount St. Helens—From the 1980 Eruption to 2000 FS-036-00 pdf html
  • Mount Rainier—Learning to Live with Volcanic Risk (supersedes Mount Rainier—Living with Perilous Beauty, FS-065-97) FS-034-02  pdf html
  • Mount Baker—Living With an Active Volcano FS-059-00 pdf html
  • Glacier Peak—History and Hazards of a Cascade Volcano FS-058-00 pdf html

Wyoming, Yellowstone Volcanic Plateau

  • Steam Explosions, Earthquakes, and Volcanic Eruptions—What's in Yellowstone's Future? FS-2005-3024 pdf html
  • Tracking Changes in Yellowstone's Restless Volcanic System FS-100-03 pdf html