Is It Safe to Live Near a Volcano?
ES0907  Area of Impact

  !    Click the buttons below to show the area that was covered by volcanic deposits over the past 4000 years and the area that was affected by the 1980 eruption.

Jennifer Loomis, TERC

How did the actual area that was affected by the eruption compare with the area you thought should be evacuated? Based on the shape of the area, in which direction do you think the lateral blast of the initial eruption occurred?

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