We’re all familiar with the dangers from hurricanes, earthquakes, and more recently, tsunamis. But what about volcanoes? Well according to a recent report from the U.S. Geological Survey, threats from America’s 169 volcanoes which have either erupted or recently quieted could be significant, with 18 of these fiery mountains posing a very high danger to people and aviation. The research notes that, very disturbingly, monitoring of volcanic activity is grossly inadequate, with only about a dozen peaks receiving the attention they deserve. The scientists are urging the creation of a comprehensive early-warning system for volcanic unrest, which might be well advised before something, somewhere blows its top!
June 24, 2005 by CFACT,
CFACT defends the environment and human welfare through facts, news, and analysis.