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Asked in Geology, Volcanoes, Plate Tectonics
What type of plate boundary is creating Mt Rainier?
A convergent plate boundary is responsible for creating the volcano Mount Rainier. This volcano is located in Washington, near Seattle. ...
Asked in Volcanoes
What type of lava and characteriscics in mt rainier?
Mt. Rainier has granitic and basaltic lava types. It is a stratovolcano or composite volcano. The volcano has 26 major glaciers and 36 snowfields on it. Also, it has a glacier cave network, the world's largest, made from the heat from two volcanic craters. Arelativelysmall crater lake sit on Mt. Rainier. The lake is the highest elevation lake in North America. This volcano has dangerous lahars, because of its many glaciers and river paths. The convergent boundary of the North American and...
Asked in Travel & Places, Volcanoes
What was the power of Mt Rainier on the richter scale?
It has no power on the Richter scale. Mount Rainier is a volcano, not an earthquake. The Richter scale is used to rate earthquakes, not volcanoes or volcanic eruptions. ...