The recent eruption of Mount Usu in Japan was predicted with enough accuracy to allow for the evacuation of thousands of people from threatened areas. Almost 20 years after the eruption of Mount Saint Helens killed 57 people in Washington state, a panel talks about advances in predicting volcanic activity.

Guests

  • Shigeo Aramaki professor in the earth sciences department at Nihon University in Tokyo, Japan
  • John Eichelberger professor of volcanology at the University of Alaska
  • Richard Fiske volcanologist with the National Museum of Natural History
  • Marianne Guffanti coordinator for the U.S. Geological Survey Volcano Hazards Program

Related Links

Topics + Tags

Comments

comments powered by Disqus
Most Recent Shows

The Social And Economic Effects Of Ebola In West Africa

Wednesday, Dec 17 2014The ebola epidemic in West Africa is not just a health care crisis. It has affected every corner of society in the countries most affected. Schools have been closed for months, infrastructure projects have been put on hold and GDP growth has slowed to a crawl. A discussion of the social and economic cost of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Terrorist Attack In Pakistan

Tuesday, Dec 16 2014Six heavily armed gunmen stormed a military school in Peshawar, Pakistan killing more than 130 people, mostly teenagers. Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the deadly attack. Please join us for an update on the attack and its implications for the region.