Hawaii braces for lava flow while scientists raise concerns of eruptions along the 13 volcanoes making up the West Coast’s ‘Ring of Fire’ – DailyMail

‘Once a new batch of hotter, gassier magma makes it to the surface we might see larger, higher eruption rates.’

On the West Coast, ‘There’s lots of anxiety out there,’ said Liz Westby, geologist at the U.S. Geological Survey Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver, Washington, in the shadow of Mount St. Helens.

‘They see destruction, and people get nervous.’

President Donald Trump issued a presidential disaster declaration for Hawaii’s Big Island Friday, to help the state cover costs incurred as it repairs damaged roads, public parks, schools and water pipes, as well as geologists and security at roadblocks.

via West Coast prepares for possible eruptions of Ring of Fire volcanoes | Daily Mail Online

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