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.
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