West Coast Rumblings

In the past 48 hours, the entire west coast, from British Columbia to California, has been affected by up to 4.0 earthquakes. Four dormant volcanoes in the Cascade Range have had new ash plumes, and a new volcano is currently erupting on the ocean floor off the west coast of Oregon.

Some suspect the recent pipeline break in Santa Barbara, California to be caused by the tectonic shifts— while many note similar volcanic activity and flurry of small quakes preceding any large earthquake event.



wired.com, on the Cascade Range volcanoes

Meanwhile, some other photos of volcanoes in the Cascade Range I’ve taken:

Mt. Shasta

Mt. Loughlin, taken from airplane as it descends into clouds.

Mt. Hood at dawn, also from airplane. That is my photo, a better one here.

Mt. Rainier in the distance with Mt. Adams, cone filled with snow, both in Washington state:

The Oregon coast — there’s a new volcano erupting out there !

( there’s a new volcano erupting !?)

Not much media coverage — maybe because experts also say these geologic activities are the precursor to large quakes.

We’ll see…

~ Also posted at Our Salon ~

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