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Subject: Re: Mount Hood...
From: Bob Fryer bfryer@............
Date: Sun, 30 Jun 2002 12:31:54 -0700
I live west of Portland, Oregon, about the same distance from Mt St
Helens and Mt Hood. We've been ashed... I witnessed several of the
Mt Hood has a history of erupting after Mt St Helens, according to
some sources. Mt Hood last erupted just 200 years ago. Episodes
like this have occurred several times in the last few years, at
several locations on the South side of the mountain. This sequence
is about 3 miles SSE of the summit. It has slowed considerably.
See yesterday's activity at:
See today's activity at:
There are live fumaroles high on the mountain, about 800 feet below
the summit. You could see the gases venting in the videos taken a
few weeks ago at the site of a fatal climbing accident, and the
helicopter crash which occurred during the rescue operations.
While I knew of the fumaroles, I had never 'seen' them; I was
startled by the level of activity. I don't know if this activity
level was unusual.
See the USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO) at:
Early this May, I talked for several hours with Drs. Rauscher and van
Bise who predicted the eruption of Mt St Helens, and many earthquakes
over the past 20 years. They said they detected signals from St
Helens in October or November of 1979, months before geophysicists
were surprised by the early eruptive events. (You can see information
about them on my website. Look at the bottom of this post. I will be
adding information about their work.)
>What's everyone's guess about Mt. Hood in Oregon or have you been
>following? There have been a remarkable number of quakes near the
>cone. Yesterday morning's swarm started with a M4.8 bang and it was
>followed by at least forty aftershocks.
>Is she telling us something?
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