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.
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."
Oregon Geothermal Resource Map
February 19, 2013 | Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries
The Oregon Department of Geology and Mineral Industries has published an interactive online map that allows you to explore the geothermal resources of Oregon. You can use it to get information about geothermal exploration wells, water wells with elevated temperatures, warm springs, hot springs and more - all plotted on nine dirrerent basemaps. You can also get the data on CD-ROM.