Cascades Volcano Observatory

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Front of the main building of the David A. Johnston Cascades Volcano Observatory

The David A. Johnston Cascades Volcano Observatory is the volcano observatory that monitors volcanoes in the northern Cascade Range. Its territory covers Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. The Cascade range's southernmost reaches extend into Northern California, and Cascade volcanoes south of the Oregon-California border—such as Mt. Shasta—previously fell into CVO's jurisdiction. However, as of February 2012, these volcanoes fall under the jurisdiction of the newly formed California Volcano Observatory (CalVO), based in Menlo Park, CA which monitors and researches volcanic activity throughout California and Nevada.[1]

The Cascades Volcano Observatory is part of the United States Geological Survey, a scientific agency of the United States government.[2] It is located in Vancouver, Washington in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area.


  1. ^ Klemetti, Erik (10 February 2012). "Meet the USGS's Newest Volcano Observatory: CalVO". Eruptions. Retrieved 11 February 2012. 
  2. ^ World Organization of Volcano Observatories

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Coordinates: 45°36′39″N 122°29′48″W / 45.61083°N 122.49667°W / 45.61083; -122.49667