Here Are The Most Threatening Volcanoes In The United States: Should We Be Worried?

Mount Baker Volcano, Washington

After Mount Rainer, Mount Baker is the most glaciated mountain in the Cascades. Studies show that Baker seems to be less explosive and active than other peaks in the Cascades although it had a few minor eruptions in the 1800s.

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However, because of the vast amounts of ice at the top, it doesn’t need a full-scale eruption to cause devastating lahars to rush down the mountainside. In 1975, there was fear of an eruption after an increase in heat flow and volcanic gases. Thankfully, it never happened. Although there doesn’t appear to be any imminent flow of magma, Mount Baker is still on watch.