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Mt. Rainier - Washington State / USA

Mount Rainier poses a hazard to its surrounding, highly populated areas, especially the Seattle-Tacoma metropolitan area. The volcano has an extensive cover of snow and ice, which, if melted rapidly, could produce catastrophic floods and mudflows.
After Mount St. Helen's, Mount Rainier is the next most seismically active volcano in the northern Cascade Range although it has had no significant historic eruptions, minor ones did occur in the mid 1800s, and dozens of lahars are known to have occurred in the last 5,000 years.

Picture taken from an airplane on my way to Nevada. Best view in high resolution.
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Jul 10 2011 02:03 GMT MargNZ
Spectacular view from the plane :)
Jul 10 2011 05:12 GMT senna3
Fascinating view!
Nice to see you again at FT Lea. Have a nice stay in Nevada, I hope to see your Nevada photo's at FT!
Jul 10 2011 05:16 GMT PhotoPro PRO
what a view!!
Jul 10 2011 23:43 GMT fhelsing PRO
an amazing aerial view!
Jul 11 2011 16:31 GMT jimrothwell
absolutly stunning
Jul 11 2011 20:23 GMT roncarlin PRO
Excellent Photo. Mount St Helen's really did a number on the area when it last erupted.
Jul 12 2011 06:52 GMT caferr
nice shot...
Aug 01 2011 13:23 GMT saffi9
superb shot and info :)
Dec 17 2013 19:58 GMT jmcdh
Beautiful view