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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) (11 quakes)

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Earthquake depth plot Updated: Mon, 24 Apr 13:16 UTC (GMT)
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Sun, 23 Apr
Sun, 23 Apr 08:08 UTCM 0.6 / 0.4 km - [info]Mount Rainier (2 km) - Washington, USA- 29km N of Packwood, Washington
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Sun, 23 Apr 01:02 UTCM 0.4 / 1.5 km - [info]Mount Rainier (0 km) - Washington, USA- 28km NNW of Packwood, Washington
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Sun, 23 Apr 01:00 UTCM 0.3 / 3.1 km - [info]Mount Rainier (6 km) - Washington, USA- 22km NNW of Packwood, Washington
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Sat, 22 Apr
Sat, 22 Apr 21:01 UTCM 0.6 / 0.1 km - [info]Mount Rainier (2 km) - Washington, USA- 29km NNW of Packwood, Washington
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Sat, 22 Apr 18:28 UTCM 0.5 / 17.7 km - [info]Mount Rainier (12 km) - Washington, USA- 28km SSE of Buckley, Washington
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Fri, 21 Apr
Fri, 21 Apr 16:56 UTCM 0.4 / 8.9 km - [info]Mount Rainier (13 km) - Washington, USA- 25km E of Eatonville, Washington
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Thu, 20 Apr
Thu, 20 Apr 20:19 UTCM 1.0 / 15.1 km - [info]Mount Rainier (29 km) - Washington, USA- 14km SE of Orting, Washington
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Thu, 20 Apr 14:30 UTCM 0.9 / 13.1 km - [info]Mount Rainier (19 km) - Washington, USA- 22km ENE of Eatonville, Washington
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Wed, 19 Apr
Wed, 19 Apr 21:06 UTCM 1.7 / 0.7 km - [info]Mount Rainier (37 km) - Washington, USA- 10km SSE of Graham, Washington
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Wed, 19 Apr 02:30 UTCM 0.4 / 0.5 km - [info]Mount Rainier (23 km) - Washington, USA- 22km WNW of Packwood, Washington
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Tue, 18 Apr
Tue, 18 Apr 15:37 UTCM 0.8 / 3.8 km - [info]Mount Rainier (22 km) - Washington, USA- 26km SE of Eatonville, 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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