Volcanoes in Our Backyard: Understanding and Mitigating Volcano Hazards in Central Oregon

  • 28 Apr 2020
  • 7:00 PM
  • Deschutes Brewery Mountain Room

Seth Moran

U.S. Geological Survey

Cancelled due to corona virus

5:30 pm social hour

7:00 pm presentation

Central Oregon is one of the few places on Earth where you can have a 10 (or 12, or 20) volcano day without having to leave your house.  Volcanoes are everywhere on the landscape, including majestic stratovolcanoes like South Sister, caldera systems like Newberry Volcano, and volcanic fields with multiple cinder cones and lava flows like those at McKenzie Pass.  In this presentation, Seth Moran will discuss what is known about volcanic hazards in Central Oregon, how those hazards are being mitigated through volcano monitoring and public outreach, and how lessons from the 2018 Kilauea eruption in Hawaii are being applied by the Cascades Volcano Observatory to improve eruption response planning in Central Oregon and elsewhere in the Pacific Northwest.

Central Oregon Geoscience Society

Email: COGeoSoc@gmail.com
P.O. Box 2154,  Bend, Oregon 97709

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