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Mount Shasta
11-JUN-2012

Mount Shasta

During the last 10,000 years Mount Shasta has erupted an average of every 800 years but in the past 4,500 years the volcano has erupted an average of every 600 years. The last significant eruption on Mount Shasta may have occurred about two centuries ago.
Mount Shasta can release volcanic ash, pyroclastic flows or dacite and andesite lava. Its deposits can be detected under nearby small towns totaling 20,000 in population. Mount Shasta has an explosive, eruptive history. There are fumaroles on the mountain, which show that Mount Shasta is still alive.

Nikon D800
1/30s f/9.5 at 75.0mm iso100 full exif

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Don Taylor28-Jun-2012 19:51
This turned out nice!
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