Note #4 GEOL 201 - 001
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Date Created: 10/15/15
Mount Rainier part of a chain of volcanoes above the Cascadia subduction zone of the Paci c Northwest steep symmetrical shape of the mountain identi es it as a dangerous composite volcano one of the volcanoes that cap the Cascade Range the Cascade volcanoes exist because of melting associated with the Cascadia subduction zone is an ocean continent convergent boundary at least 11 signi cant pyroclastic eruptions in the last 1000 years most recent occurred in 1820 mud ows from Mount Rainier constitute the greatest volcanic hazard in the Cascade Range
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