Is It Safe to Live Near a Volcano?
ES0907  What's It Like to Live Near a Cascade Volcano?

Photo by Lyn Topinka, USGS/CVO
Mount St. Helens, April 1981

This is just an investigation, but thousands of people live in areas near the Cascade volcanoes. If you live in or visit any of these areas, you should be aware of evacuation plans that have been set by government agencies.

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