Glacier Peak

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Glacier Peak

Glacier PeakGlacier Peak

by:Tyler morrison

1..The volcano I chose was Glacier Peak , It is a stratovolcano of the cascade volcanic arc in the US state of Washington. The volcano is visible from the west in seattle. Stratovolcano´s typically form at convergent plate margins, where one plate descends beneath an adjacent plate at the site of the subduction zone.2.This volcano is one of the five major stratovolcano situated in the Cascade range of Washington.3.The subduction from the oceanic Juan de Fuca plate under the Nroth american plate. Convergence between the two continue at a rate of 4cm per year.

4. volcanic activity at Glacier Peak took place during two intervals about 13,000 years ago. Glacier Peak has erupted at intervals of about 500 to 2,000 years during the past 6,000 years and at least twice during the past 2,000 years. The last time was believed to be in the 1700ś.5.Glacier Peak is in fact the most isolated of the five major stratovolcanos in the US and is slightly visible from the west side of Seattle. It does not affect the people that live near it.6.At the moment it is not dangerous. The magma is andestic. The magma is non explosive and can only extend a few kmś from the top of the volcano.

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7. At the moment it is not dangerous. The magma is andestic. The magma is non explosive and can only extend a few kmś from the top of the volcano.8.No this volcano has not erupted since the 1700´s and there was no records or injury or death.9.Scientist can predict around when the next time will be. Glacier peak is predicted to erupt about every 600 years and has erupted twice in the past 2000 years.

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Last eruption was in the late 1700's

Glacier Peak is the most remote of the five active volcanoes in Washington State, and more than a dozen glaciers descend its flanks, prompting its name. The peak wasn't known by settlers to be a volcano until the 1850's, when Native Americans mentioned to naturalist George Gibbs that "another smaller peak to the north of Mount Rainier once smoked."

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