The U.S. Geological Survey is seeking permission to install four new monitoring stations around Glacier Peak, Snohomish County's only volcano.
EVERETT — The U.S. Geological Survey is seeking permission to install four new monitoring stations around Glacier Peak, Snohomish County’s only volcano.
The Daily Herald reports that the USGS started mapping the volcano and its surrounding peaks and calleys last year using Light Detection and Ranging, or lidar. Now they hope for U.S. Forest Service approval to set up equipment that can track seismic activity.
According to the proposal, the stations would be able to record and transmit activity in real time, providing data to help scientists understand Glacier Peak and hopefully predict the future eruptions.
The forest service is taking public comments and questions about the proposal this month. The deadline to submit comments is June 27.
Most Read Local Stories
- Daylight saving time: Washington state moving toward an end to the clock change
- 'Shark Tank' star Robert Herjavec owes a debt of gratitude to a homeless shelter in Seattle VIEW
- 22 men arrested in child sex-crime sting in Thurston County
- Despite harm to Puget Sound orcas, Canada should expand Trans Mountain pipeline, energy board says
- Tim Eyman, accused of stealing office chair, films himself bringing it back WATCH