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Friday, Sep 14, 2012
An M 2.4 earthquake occurred beneath the summit of Mount Rainier at 08:45 PDT, September 13, and was followed by a dozen or so aftershocks over the next ~20 minutes. ... [more]
 

Mount Rainier volcano

stratovolcano 4329 m / 14,409 ft, Washington, USA, 46.85°N / -121.76°W
Nearby recent earthquakes (within 30km radius):

Earthquake list: past 7 days (only M>=-0.8) (31 quakes)

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Earthquake depth plot Updated: Tue, 26 Sep 03:56 UTC (GMT)
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Tue, 26 Sep
Tue, 26 Sep 02:27 UTCM 0.4 / 1.4 km - [info]Mount Rainier (1 km) - Washington, USA- 28km NNW of Packwood, Washington
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Tue, 26 Sep 02:21 UTCM 1.1 / 4.3 km - [info]Mount Rainier (17 km) - Washington, USA- 25km NW of Packwood, Washington
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Mon, 25 Sep (6 earthquakes)
Mon, 25 Sep 21:33 UTCM 1.3 / 1 km - [info]Mount Rainier (1 km) - Washington, USA- 27km NNW of Packwood, Washington
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Mon, 25 Sep 21:27 UTCM 0.1 / 1.4 km - [info]Mount Rainier (3 km) - Washington, USA- 25km N of Packwood, Washington
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Mon, 25 Sep 21:23 UTCM 0.8 / 2.1 km - [info]Mount Rainier (26 km) - Washington, USAExplosion - 38km NNE of Packwood, Washington
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Mon, 25 Sep 21:21 UTCM 0.2 / 0.2 km - [info]Mount Rainier (4 km) - Washington, USA- 25km N of Packwood, Washington
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Mon, 25 Sep 19:02 UTCM 0.7 / 0.5 km - [info]Mount Rainier (5 km) - Washington, USA- 30km N of Packwood, Washington
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Mon, 25 Sep 10:23 UTCM 0.5 / 10.6 km - [info]Mount Rainier (14 km) - Washington, USA- 24km E of Eatonville, Washington
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Sun, 24 Sep (12 earthquakes)
Sun, 24 Sep 15:53 UTCM 0.2 / 0.4 km - [info]Mount Rainier (2 km) - Washington, USA- 26km NNW of Packwood, Washington
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Sun, 24 Sep 15:50 UTCM 0.5 / 0.9 km - [info]Mount Rainier (1 km) - Washington, USA- 26km NNW of Packwood, Washington
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Sun, 24 Sep 15:43 UTCM 1.0 / 0.6 km - [info]Mount Rainier (1 km) - Washington, USA- 26km NNW of Packwood, Washington
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Sun, 24 Sep 15:33 UTCM 0.3 / 1.4 km - [info]Mount Rainier (1 km) - Washington, USA- 27km NNW of Packwood, Washington
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Sun, 24 Sep 15:27 UTCM 1.0 / 0.1 km - [info]Mount Rainier (2 km) - Washington, USA- 26km NNW of Packwood, Washington
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Sun, 24 Sep 15:22 UTCM 0.2 / 0.7 km - [info]Mount Rainier (2 km) - Washington, USA- 26km NNW of Packwood, Washington
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Sun, 24 Sep 15:19 UTCM 0.5 / 0.5 km - [info]Mount Rainier (1 km) - Washington, USA- 26km NNW of Packwood, Washington
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Sun, 24 Sep 15:17 UTCM 0.2 / 1.1 km - [info]Mount Rainier (3 km) - Washington, USA- 25km NNW of Packwood, Washington
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Sun, 24 Sep 13:55 UTCM 0.3 / 2.9 km - [info]Mount Rainier (2 km) - Washington, USA- 26km NNW of Packwood, Washington
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Sun, 24 Sep 13:52 UTCM 1.1 / 0.4 km - [info]Mount Rainier (2 km) - Washington, USA- 26km NNW of Packwood, Washington
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Sun, 24 Sep 09:19 UTCM 0.4 / 0.7 km - [info]Mount Rainier (2 km) - Washington, USA- 29km N of Packwood, Washington
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Sun, 24 Sep 09:18 UTCM 0.3 / 13.8 km - [info]Mount Rainier (24 km) - Washington, USA- 16km SSE of Buckley, Washington
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Fri, 22 Sep
Fri, 22 Sep 18:14 UTCM 0.9 / 12.8 km - [info] (36 km)- 9km ESE of Enumclaw, Washington
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Fri, 22 Sep 17:44 UTCM 1.6 / 14.9 km - [info]Mount Rainier (37 km) - Washington, USA- 8km ESE of Enumclaw, Washington
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Fri, 22 Sep 11:37 UTCM 0.5 / 1.3 km - [info]Mount Rainier (1 km) - Washington, USA- 27km NNW of Packwood, Washington
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Fri, 22 Sep 03:52 UTCM 0.9 / 1.3 km - [info]Mount Rainier (1 km) - Washington, USA- 27km NNW of Packwood, Washington
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Thu, 21 Sep
Thu, 21 Sep 16:27 UTCM 0.6 / 2.3 km - [info]Mount Rainier (3 km) - Washington, USA- 31km NNW of Packwood, Washington
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Thu, 21 Sep 06:54 UTCM 0.2 / 2.2 km - [info]Mount Rainier (3 km) - Washington, USA- 25km NNW of Packwood, Washington
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Wed, 20 Sep
Wed, 20 Sep 22:33 UTCM 0.9 / 3.6 km - [info]Mount Rainier (17 km) - Washington, USA- 26km ESE of Eatonville, Washington
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Wed, 20 Sep 12:45 UTCM 0.7 / 6.4 km - [info]Mount Rainier (16 km) - Washington, USA- 24km ESE of Eatonville, Washington
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Wed, 20 Sep 07:07 UTCM 0.2 / 2.5 km - [info]Mount Rainier (1 km) - Washington, USA- 29km NNW of Packwood, Washington
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Tue, 19 Sep
Tue, 19 Sep 23:10 UTCM 1.4 / 0.6 km - [info] (37 km)- 10km SE of Graham, Washington
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Tue, 19 Sep 23:10 UTCM 2.0 - [info] (37 km)PUGET SOUND REGION, WASHINGTON
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Prominent features on and around Mt. Rainier
Summit of Mt Rainier:
There are 3 peaks: Columbia Crest at 14,158 feet (4315 m), Point Success at 14,158 feet (4315 m), and Liberty Cap at 14,112 feet (4301 m). Little Tahoma (11,138 ft / 3395 m) is a small peak located on the eastern flank of the volcano.

Camp Muir: A stone shelter cabin located at ca. 10,000 ft.

Camp Hazard:
A campsite is located at 11,600 ft below Ice Cliff.

Carbon Glacier: The thickest and 3rd largest of Mt Rainier. Its terminus is at 3,500 ft. It is 5.7 miles long and 700 ft thick.

Russell Glacier: a tributary to the Carbon Glacier on the north side.

Cowlitz Glacier: The Cowlitz-lngraham Glacier advanced from the mid-1970's until the mid-1980's, but is currently thinning and retreating.

Echo Rock: an old volcanic vent on the NW flank.

Emmons Glacier: a large glacier on the eastern slope of the mountian. In 1963, a rockfall from Little Tahoma Peak covered the lower glacier with rock debris. The debris cover insulates the ice from melting. As a result of decreased melting, the glacier advanced rapidly in the early 1980's. That advance is still continuing today, but at a slower rate.

Nisqually Glacier: The glacier can be viewed from Nisqually and Glacier Vistas located less than 1 mile from the Paradise visitor facilities.

Winthrop Glacier: the second largest glacier on Mount Rainier, with an area of 3.5 square miles.
 

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