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Hoping this volcano doesn't move (unlike nearby St Helens)
Hoping this volcano doesn't move (unlike nearby St Helens)

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Challenge: Stationary (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Kodak P850
Location: NW side of Mt. Rainier, Washington
Date: Jul 2, 2006
Aperture: f/3.6
ISO: 50
Shutter: 1/640
Galleries: Landscape
Date Uploaded: Jul 4, 2006

Mt. Rainier, considered to be an active volcano with the possibility of erupting at any time.

Place: 28 out of 284
Avg (all users): 6.0957
Avg (commenters): 6.8889
Avg (participants): 5.9136
Avg (non-participants): 6.1946
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Votes: 230
Comments: 11
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07/12/2006 08:31:05 AM
Good picture... congrats on your 4th score above 6 and earlier ribbon in only 9 tries.

The unfortunate truth is that Mt. Rainier will erupt again, it is only a question of when. The biggest danger will be from lahars, a hot concrete-like mixture of snow melt and rubble that flows down river valleys outward from the flanks of a volcano. In 1985, a lahar from a Columbian volcano 47 miles away killed 20,000 people in the town of Armero.

In the case of Mt Rainier, "moderate" lahars will flow all the way to Puget Sound through downtown Tacoma which itself is build on the remains of previous flows. Fortunately, Mt Rainier has an experimental lahar early warning system already in place.

Map showing Mt Rainier's lahar danger zones:

USGS Report on Mt Rainier Volcano Lahar Warning System:

Complete USGS volcano hazards report for Mt Rainier:
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/11/2006 08:18:43 AM
Nice photo
07/09/2006 11:42:42 AM
nice composition, but the colours look a bit oversaturated IMO.
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07/08/2006 08:47:06 PM
07/07/2006 01:55:05 PM
The title is hookey but the image in good. 8
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07/07/2006 07:17:38 AM
Nice farm shot, I love your background. I like the sharpness of the barm and the overall warmness the yellow of the wheat gives.
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07/06/2006 11:58:17 AM
Nice postcard
07/06/2006 04:53:35 AM
I like your shot! Nice scenery.
07/05/2006 11:01:59 PM
Great color
07/05/2006 07:33:40 PM
peaceful picture but full of danger
07/05/2006 10:37:51 AM
Is this Mount Baker - or Mount Hood

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