East coast lacks necessary ingredients for volcanic activity
Harris, Sally L.
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Why is it that all the volcanic activity in the United States is targeted in the Northwest? Could such activity that we are now witnessing with Mount St. Helens in Washington happen on the East Coast? That isn't likely to happen anytime soon-even by geological standards-since the geological conditions on the East Coast lack key conditions necessary for volcanic activity, says R.J. Tracy, professor of geosciences at Virginia Tech.
- Virginia Tech News