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Volcanic Hazards at Mount Hood
June 4, 2013 | USGS

USGS has published an open file report titled: “Residential and service-population exposure to multiple natural hazards in the Mount Hood region of Clackamas County, Oregon“.

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Surprise Eruptions from Dormant Volcanoes??
February 18, 2014 | Oregon State University
"A new study suggests that the magma sitting 4-5 kilometers beneath the surface of Oregon’s Mount Hood has been stored in near-solid conditions for thousands of years, but that the time it takes to liquefy and potentially erupt is surprisingly short – perhaps as little as a couple of months." Quoted from the Oregon State University press release.

Natural Hazards of 2013
February 2, 2014 | USGS
USGS has a short review of how a variety of natural hazards influenced the United States during calendar year 2013.

U.S. Coastal Hazards
June 20, 2013 | Geological Society of America
The Geological Society of America has published a draft position statement titled: "Managing U.S. Coastal Hazards". A quote: "Storms, tsunamis, and rising sea levels threaten U.S. coastal communities and their economies. Much of the nation’s existing coastal infrastructure must be adapted to expected future conditions or relocated, and new coastal development and post-storm reconstruction should be planned, sited, and maintained with coastal geologic hazards clearly in mind."

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