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Glacier Peak volcano

stratovolcano 3213 m / 10,541 ft
Washington, USA (mainland exept Alaska), 48.11°N / -121.11°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style: Explosive
Glacier Peak volcano eruptions: 1700±100, 1300±300, 900, 200 AD, 850 BC(?)
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sat, 17 Jun
Sat, 17 Jun 10:27 UTCM 1.4 / 6.3 km38 km- 14km ENE of Gold Bar, Washington
Tue, 13 Jun
Tue, 13 Jun 16:25 UTCM 0.9 / 5.5 km41 km- 25km NNW of Leavenworth, Washington
Tue, 6 Jun
Tue, 6 Jun 12:33 UTCM 2.4 / 6.9 km21 km- 19km E of Darrington, Washington
Wed, 24 May
Wed, 24 May 20:06 UTCM 1.8 / 9.3 km32 km- 22km NE of Gold Bar, Washington
Mon, 22 May
Mon, 22 May 09:00 UTCM 1.1 / 0.4 km14 km- 52km ESE of Darrington, Washington
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Glacier Peak is a stratovolcano in northern Washington and the most remote of the Cascade volcanoes. Its name comes from the 11 glaciers on its flanks.
Although it reaches more than 10,000 feet elevation, the volcanic edifice is only 500-1000 m high, because the volcano's base is located on a high ridge.

Background:

Glacier Peak forms a prominent peak in the rugged forested terrain of the Glacier Peak Wilderness Area in the North Cascades. Glacier Peak is a dacitic-andesitic stratovolcano with summit and flank lava domes; it resembles Mount St. Helens in its explosive vigor.
Several major explosive eruptions and episodes of lava dome growth occurred in the past 10,000 years. Ash deposits from these eruptions are found over wide distances to the east. Voluminous pyroclastic flow and mudflow deposits extend into the Puget Sound lowlands to the west. Some of these deposits diverted river courses into adjacent valleys.
The latest eruption of Glacier Peak was only a few hundred years ago and was noted by Pacific Northwest Indians. Hot springs are found on its flanks.


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