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Earthquake hazards at Newberry volcano

Numerous fault scarps cut the surface of Newberry Volcano. Earthquakes are rare in the region but could accompany both the gradual spreading of the region east of the Cascades crest (associated with Basin and Range extension) and eruptive activity at Newberry Volcano. In the event of an eruption, swarms of small earthquakes will accompany magma movement beneath the surface, although such volcanic earthquakes are typically too small to cause damage away from the volcano. Information and updates about earthquakes at Newberry can be found on the earthquake monitoring page.