High volcanic risk poses threat to US, researchers say

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UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — In the event of a major eruption of seven active volcanoes in California, the lives of 200,000 people in total would be threatened, this is the conclusion of the specialists of the Institute of Geological Studies of the United States.

These scientists estimate the probability of an eruption over the next 30 years at 16%.

Specialists at the United States Institute of Geological Survey (USGS) have found that in California seven volcanoes are active and that in the event of a major eruption, they would threaten the lives of 200,000 people, as reported by the site. from the USGS.

According to these researchers, in the last millennium, at least ten eruptions have occurred in this state, which makes future disasters inevitable.

Geologists have drawn up a map that shows the most dangerous areas of California: the surroundings of Shasta Volcano , home to more than 103,000 people, the Long Valley Supervolcano (63,500 people), the Clearlake volcanic field (nearly 18,000 people) and the volcanic center of Lassen (about 10,000 people).

In total, experts have identified seven areas that represent an increased danger to the population. According to data on volcanic activity over the last 5,000 years, the probability of an eruption over the next 30 years is estimated at 16%.

According to scientists, despite this relatively high risk of disaster , the danger is underestimated by those responsible.

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