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2005-09-06 07:55:32

BEND, Ore. (AP) -- A recent survey of a bulge that covers about 100 square miles near the South Sister indicates the area is still growing, suggesting it could be another volcano in the making or a major shift of molten rock under the center of the Cascade Range. Recent eruptions at nearby Mount St. Helens in Washington state have rekindled interest in the annual Sisters survey and its findings. Oregon has four of the 18 most active volcanoes in the nation - Mount Hood, Crater Lake,...


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Lassen National Forest
2013-11-22 11:07:55

Lassen National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the state of California. The forest holds 1,070,344 acres and was established in 1905 as Lassen Peak Forest Reserve, which would become Lassen National Forest only a few months later. The forest surrounds Lassen Volcanic National Park, which was established in 1916, and it holds three designated wilderness areas including Thousand Lakes Wilderness and Ishi Wilderness. It is bordered by the Modoc Plateau in the east,...

Lassen Volcanic National Park
2013-04-24 15:33:02

Lassen Volcanic National Park is located in the northeastern portion of the state of California in the United States. The park contains 106,452 acres of land that was once inhabited by Native Americans, who knew that the park’s main feature, the Lassen Peak volcano, was full of fire and would erupt at some point. Explorers of European ancestry used this peak in the nineteenth century as a landmark while traveling to Sacramento Valley. One of the guides that accompanied the explorers was...

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