South Sister Bulge - Deschutes County, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 02.149 W 121° 45.719
10T E 599197 N 4876595
This history sign is at the Devils Lake viewpoint along the Cascade Lakes Highway west of Bend, Oregon.
Waymark Code: WMJ9PZ
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 10/15/2013
Published By:Groundspeak Regular Member ddtfamily
Views: 3

This geologic history sign is located at Devils Lake.

Marker Name: South Sister Bulge

Marker Text: In 2001, the Bulge was discovered from outer space by a satellite orbiting the earth 2,000 miles away.
A new imaging technology known as Satellite Radar Interferometry (InSAR) was used to measure a very small uplift around South Sister Volcano. This has allowed the US Geological Survey to continuously monitor the Bulge for future changes. Its expansion was caused by rising magma.
Rising magma came from 3 miles beneath the surface of the earth. The Bulge has only expanded 6 to 9 inches at the center of a 100 square mile area. Prior to an eruption, warning signs observed would be an increase in seismic vibrations and gases such as chlorine, helium, and sulfur.

Historic Topic: Geological

Group Responsible for placement: Forest Service

Marker Type: Roadside

Region: Central Oregon

County: Deschutes

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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