Thursday, July 19, 2018

Mount Rainier | International Space Station

Stratovolcano Mount Rainier is pictured as the International Space Station orbited about 256 miles above the state of Washington in the United States.

Mount Rainier is the highest mountain of the Cascade Range of the Pacific Northwest, and the highest mountain in the U.S. state of Washington. It is a large active stratovolcano located 59 miles (95 km) south-southeast of Seattle, in the Mount Rainier National Park. It is the most topographically prominent mountain in the contiguous United States and the Cascade Volcanic Arc, with a summit elevation of 14,411 ft (4,392 m).

Mt. Rainier is considered one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the world, and it is on the Decade Volcano list. Because of its large amount of glacial ice, Mt. Rainier could produce massive lahars that could threaten the entire Puyallup River valley, and poses a grave threat to the southern sections of the 3.7-million-resident Seattle metropolitan area.
(Source: Wikipedia)

Credit: NASA/JSC
Image Date: July 8, 2018
Release Date: July 15, 2018


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