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Washington Glacier Peak's new seismograph gets green light from forest services

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The US Forest Officehas issued a green light to install a new seismograph at Glacier Peak, which is classified as one of the most dangerous volcanoes in the United States.

According to the federal agency, there is currently only one monitor. Early warning sensors could provide valuable time to evacuate, Everett Herald reported.

The US Forest Office has determined that the project will not have a significant impact on the environment. Two groups opposed the use of helicopters in the wilderness. The Forest Department considered "all options" when deciding to move forward. Crew members carry equipment in their backpacks to reduce flight time.

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The old one as part of a 30-year special license, starting to install a new monitor. Government officials estimate that GPS stations can detect eight times as many earthquakes.

Glacier Peak in Washington is getting new seismometers since it is classified as such a dangerous volcano.

Glacier Peak in Washington has a new seismograph I am getting it. It is classified as such a dangerous volcano. (Greg Vaughn / VW PICS / Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

The seismograph may be installed soon this summer. However, according to the USGS, this work may not be done until at least next year.

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Glacier Peak says this It is one of the most active volcanoes in the area. About 13,000 years ago, the volcano blew off five times as many rocks as the 1980 explosion of Mount St. Helens.

The Forest Department estimates that 11,000 people visit the Glacier Peak Wilderness each year.