Mount Rainier is a stratovolcano located in the Cascade Range in the Seatlle-Tacoma, Washington area. Mount Rainier is the highest (14,410 feet) and third most voluminous volcano in the Cascades. What makes this volcano more dangerous than other volcanoes is the 1.5 million people that live around this area. Although Mount Rainier is a beautiful sight that can be seen from many miles away, I will show that there are also many hazards that are associated with this volcano. I will also show how people living in this area can better prepare if one of these hazards should occur.

By: Dan Huberty
Geography 361