Cascades Volcanoes: When Sleeping Giants Wake

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For millennia, the Cascade Mountains have stood watch over the Pacific Northwest. Millions of people, attracted by their grandeur, have settled in their shadows. But the slumber of these majestic sentinels is a fitful one and geologists are monitoring their ominous rumblings. Could what they are hearing be a muted warning?

The Cascades are actually a chain of volcanoes part of the infamous Ring of Fire that encircles the Pacific Rim. When Mt. St. Helen's erupted, the Pacific Northwest experienced first hand the staggering power that loomed over them...could it happen again?

Journey with us to the Philippines, Japan and Mexico to discover how other people have survived and suffered alongside their volatile neighbors. As our own mountains rumble and growl from deep within, now is the time to ask: what will we do when our Sleeping Giants Wake?

The Cascades are actually a chain of volcanoes part of the infamous Ring of Fire that encircles the Pacific Rim. When Mt. St. Helen's erupted, the Pacific Northwest experienced first hand the staggering power that loomed over them...could it happen again?

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  • Kiss my Orting ass, I'm going to sit right here and watch that ash fall straight down and hit me right in the face !

  • My gosh I wish rainier will show how much damage he is capable of. Also Helen’s Rainier and Adam’s are in a triangle shape so I name is the “volcanic triangle”

    Vela PulsarVela Pulsar7 күн мурун
  • It's a shame to see Japan lose anymore habitable land. They already have a lack of land to begin with and also one of the largest population densities in the world. So to have volcanoes eating any of that land up it probably takes a serious toll on their nation. And it's kind of dumb seeing how in the U.S. we build next to these things considering the fact that we have so many areas a person could live where they wouldn't have to worry about such things. Japan does it because they basically have to. We do it for dumb reasons.

    Evil EinsteinEvil Einstein12 күн мурун
  • The town of weed you got to be kidding me I need to move there weed can you imagine it a town called weed LOL

    Bob longdickderBob longdickder15 күн мурун
  • The real reason these Volcanos exist 'The ring of Fire' is so we one day soon will harvest their Energy to provide 'Free Energy' for the whole world - and then they will have their Energy used and will have No reason to erupt - Time for this Now - and so it is - Blessed It Be.

  • the talk about rainer is exactly why I say why are the civilians paying taxes for them to be abandoned !!!

    earl rutledgeearl rutledge20 күн мурун
  • Female narrators are great at putting one to sleep.

    Chef TTChef TT23 күн мурун
  • Individual responsibility - taking care of one's self. Great concept and much to learn from Japan.

    Chad CoxChad Cox24 күн мурун
  • Why do the government allow them to build there ?

    Gaye InggsGaye InggsАй мурун
  • 1:3 are very good odds Mt. Shasta

    Josiah WillisJosiah WillisАй мурун
  • The faces of a volcano will tell you & all have one that tells you its plane by the faces it makes ,,,,as st Hellens did 5 yrs ahead of its erruption the faces change as a woman in labors face changes ,,,,learn people learn

    Terry SickelsTerry SickelsАй мурун
  • Mexico that volcano has a bad face on it not good

    Terry SickelsTerry SickelsАй мурун
  • Get a hellicopter & photograph all around the mountain look for the faces of the volcano you will see the evil within It will show its uggly face before it ever gets to that place & time but must do that about 2 times a year to see the face changes

    Terry SickelsTerry SickelsАй мурун
  • Without earthquake monitors its a must To get the word out

    Terry SickelsTerry SickelsАй мурун
  • Sirens are a problem if so its not hard to put in more one does not hear them

    Terry SickelsTerry SickelsАй мурун
  • State a horticulture for replanting the Areas that are devastated

    Terry SickelsTerry SickelsАй мурун
  • I need Yellowstone to erupt America needs it's reset button pushed.

    PhillyJay. Samsung A51 5GPhillyJay. Samsung A51 5GАй мурун
  • ✌😊💖💛💙💜💚💗. Best Wishes For Them. I Pray🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼They Will One Day See That Not All "Whites" Are 👹's--& DISCOVER THAT Not All"NOT THEMSELVES" Are "DISCRIMATORY"." 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼✌💖

    Cheri Anne S.Cheri Anne S.Ай мурун
  • Love these documentaries and usually never post much, but the phrase 'if you imagine one truck can take 10 cubic metres'... you can load about 90cbm in a trailer, that's quite an error margin on the geologist his calculation..

    Erwin Van LoockErwin Van Loock2 ай мурун
  • Right now there's a bulging flank, steaming mountaintop, fissure that opened at the base that is steaming, infilling of magma, earthquakes occurring inside and all around the mountain. Don't you think it's time for warning and saying something?

    Meri PedersonMeri Pederson2 ай мурун
  • 'Murica, where letting people die is way more important than building infrastructure

    shadetreadershadetreader2 ай мурун
  • 11:52 that chick is classic

    glersh nernglersh nern2 ай мурун
  • Good Doc but it failed to mention MT Lassen. which last erupted in 1912.

    Paul RiddlePaul Riddle3 ай мурун
  • All it needs is a volcanic eruption like 1815 tambora and then you can say good bye to all easy living. That year was known as the year of no summer. The effects lasted for much longer. Say good bye to the climate panic mongers cause it'll cool the planet by at least 10 degrees.

    Simon MonkSimon Monk3 ай мурун
  • Nature doesn't give a hoot about how long you've lived there or how skeptical you are of geologic history or predictions. Review the Paradise CA fire and see how long it takes to go from serene tranquility to absolute panic and mayhem.

    frankfrank3 ай мурун
  • Yaaaawwwnnnnnn ! Bad vid

    Gathas of PersiaGathas of Persia3 ай мурун
  • First we crap our pants & then we get out of dodge !!! 😳😛

    John RobertsJohn Roberts4 ай мурун
  • I went to Shimabara Mt Unzen.. Saw the effects of the pyroclastic flow.. It is indeed mighty and a very beautiful area. .

    Amanda in JapanAmanda in Japan4 ай мурун
  • The demons(nephilim spirits ) will be the lave. Be the fire😍😘😇

    Chris KiehartChris Kiehart4 ай мурун
  • poor stupid fella at 40:32, wow since the 40s? the time of the united states of America isn't even a dot on the time frame of history. it really has nothing historically

    xwiickxwiick5 ай мурун
  • Nothing will save the world when Yellowstone erupts so may as well make it a park. Why do people choose such dangerous places to live I don't understand it. Tornado alley, hurricane alley, volcano bases and earthquake-prone zones it makes no sense to me at all.

    KoolBreeze420KoolBreeze4205 ай мурун
  • Humans are talking all kind of nonsense there's nothing left to study about volcanoes that they already studied...all that you need to know that volcanoes are killers that brings oblivions to humanity and animals and there's nothing humanity can't do to stop them when they starts acting but run if the can or people must stop telling others who doesn't know much that volcanoes are nice and wonderful....the truth is volcanoes are killers for humanity and animality and they will all be.... only fools live next to volcanoes... never put your life in the foot of a volcano and praising them.k

    Nemesis PrimeNemesis Prime5 ай мурун
  • Volcanoes and natural disasters rules this world not mankind... mankind are preys and that volcanoes destroys.....This world is curse so there's no perfection of happiness among humanity.... humanity is not the rulers of this world... God is, then mother nature itself... because when volcanoes, earthquakes, tsunamis, hurricanes, and any other natural disasters strikes mankind can't tell them what to do, they just come and takes lives away from humanity and humanity can't kill them like they are killing humans.... this is why you must respect these things and don't interfere with them.... they are killers who cannot be defeated are killed by humans must stop fooling themselves by saying that they are the rulers of the earth when they are weak.... volcanoes are powerful and humans are don't put yourself at risk, because your body and life is just like piece of butter on a hot fire side when it comes to a volcano eruption that comes with a pyroclastic flow, or lava flow....I'm nemesis prime the one with wisdom and knowledge beyond human i does speak what i know is facts and true.

    Nemesis PrimeNemesis Prime5 ай мурун
  • I grew up in McLoud/Mt Shasta - great memories.

    william laddwilliam ladd5 ай мурун
  • The Philippines are built by volcanoes. Particularly the Taal Caldera is impressive. Latest eruption was a year ago (Jan. 2020)

    Lars A GLars A G5 ай мурун
  • A great docu. Also a great collection of 1970s porn 'staches.

    Kellie ThorntonKellie Thornton5 ай мурун
  • The more I watch doco's like this one, the more happy I am to live in Minnesota. No earthquakes, no tsunamis, no volcanoes, very few tornadoes. Wet enough that forest fires are rare, too flat for mudslides. The only geological impact here was the glaciers from millennia ago that left the great lakes and the many thousands of lakes dotting the state. Prime breeding ground for the mosquitoes that we bitch about. Occasionally we hit -40 degrees F in winter, but I'll take that any day over being buried under a 40 foot high wall of mud, thank you.

    Brad SteinerBrad Steiner5 ай мурун
  • A mountian is not a mountain and a volcano is not a volcano They are pressure valves from within the earth as we all live on a ball of fire. I just thought ide let people no the truth about what they think they no.

    Victor StokesVictor Stokes5 ай мурун
  • Title is "Cascades Volcanoes". Only 10% of the content is about the Cascades. Waste of time.

    SMOBY44SMOBY446 ай мурун
  • Here's how I responded to the West Coast,USA possibilities of a volcano erupting.... I moved to Florida.😎 On the Tampa Bay area where a hurricane is a rare occurrence.. I'm enjoying all the benefits of living in the west coast volcanic mountains with no threat of eruptions... The benefits meaning... There's a large population of"singular and exotic" individuals who are living in the parks and on every street corner 🥴 (Aliens do exist amongst us...)🤖😳🙄

    Philip CallicoatPhilip Callicoat6 ай мурун
  • This information shared fron6 6 yrs ago. village Hoh River south of Forks. Always we are prepared for earthquake or Tsunami. And for more then you suggest* hv items and enough for idk couple.wk . We always prepared far and beyond tht we always more water nd supplies this land over 10k year. Stay safe mother eatthnrovks lk no other. Peace

    Jody NelsonJody Nelson6 ай мурун
  • Okay it all makes sense now so the Giants and the Bible that they refer to as having been in the days of Noah that will be again in the days of Revelation and the end times I wonder if those giants they refer to aren't super volcanoes or volcanoes in general because it says something about it raining fire and brimstone and that's how we're all going to die after the Earth opens up and swallows what a third of somewhere I don't want to say it and be wrong or offend anyone a third of the earth somewhere which I'm also assuming was sinkholes and that is scary that's really scary

    nonove urbizneznonove urbiznez6 ай мурун
  • It's now December of 2020 and they're all waking up now!!

    Kimberly KKimberly K6 ай мурун
  • 7:38

    frea kikifrea kiki6 ай мурун
  • Learn to live with the volcano know the tantrum I live also near the majestic mountain so far so good we know the mood in my life time I did not remember she just blow her top she gives warning also

    Hermelina NacionalHermelina Nacional6 ай мурун
  • The Shadow of the ax hangs over it all for everyone, 'til you croak. Advice? You have not dealt with you own ax, why would you pass it on to others. There are baby makers and there are those who know better.

    Green NightsGreen Nights6 ай мурун
  • We live in the MT. Shasta, Mt. Lassen area. Not to close to them. I hope. But they are beautiful.

    Debra GalvezDebra Galvez6 ай мурун
  • Mount Rainier, the mountain in the background in most pictures of Seattle, has more glacial ice than all other mountains in the contiguous US combine. The damage from the mud flow of a Rainier eruption is predicted to be like Hurricane Katrina multiplied by 5 and will likely be the worst natural disaster in US history.

    tudorjasontudorjason6 ай мурун

    God is in Control AmericaGod is in Control America6 ай мурун
  • I thought that what Nostradamus had spoken as a Great Nation is sleeping, then he is wrong. It is the VOLCANO.

    Jaime DuJaime Du6 ай мурун
  • RUN

    Ray KemryRay Kemry6 ай мурун
  • Sorry, ash fall ofcourse...

    Bernard TimmerBernard Timmer6 ай мурун
  • Katmai(1912) and Pinatubo were the heaviest eruptions of the 20th century. They highlight the different hazards that volcanoes can create; de debris flows, lahars, collapses, lava flows, pyroclastic flows etc... all occur in the Cascades.

    Bernard TimmerBernard Timmer6 ай мурун
  • Saint Helens and her frequent eruptions(she was most active) has produced geological markers in the sense that her ash layers are used to date the surrounding layers.

    Bernard TimmerBernard Timmer6 ай мурун
  • Excellent program

    Joseph GriffinJoseph Griffin6 ай мурун
  • GODZILLA can’t help them after all he is THE KING OF THE MONSTERS

    JETSTEEL TheRealDealJETSTEEL TheRealDeal6 ай мурун
  • Welcome to the 1990s time warp! The best piece of advice came from the Japanese government. Don't depend on the government, be self reliant. Help other's and be prepared.

    Leeds JudsonLeeds Judson6 ай мурун
  • that is correct!! not every place should be inhabited!!

    Jo RossiJo Rossi6 ай мурун
  • 0:45 You move the hell out of there as far as possible at the first sign, is what you do.

    JoeyJoey6 ай мурун
    • But i dont want to

      Paul CashmorePaul Cashmore6 ай мурун
  • got this for geography homework lmao.

    HummsvillianHummsvillian7 ай мурун
    • haha

      7tee2wo - Gaming7tee2wo - Gaming7 ай мурун
  • I think a lot of Yellowstone.

    Annie MaullAnnie Maull7 ай мурун
  • This is mostly about other countries. I want history and facts about the cascades.

    Meri PedersonMeri Pederson7 ай мурун
  • How come these volcanoes don't erupts that often? I've been wishing it.

    Simpson, Homer JSimpson, Homer J7 ай мурун
  • They talk about only the bigger of the volcano's. Rainier, Hood, Shasta, Lassen. But little do people understand that the entire west coast is one massive chain of volcano's. All equally and capable of great devastation. Lassen National Volcanic park has 36 active volcanoes in its region alone . All of which can erupt and cause significant damage and problems.Any of which can cause a chain event of other eruptions of other volcano's. The majority of peaks and mountains you see in the entire west coast are actually either ancient volcano's or at least dormant ones lying in wait. Most are so old that one can barely tell they have volcanic origins. And they are just just so old since their last eruptions or activities that they show no signs but my just a visible glance that they have or have had a volcanic cone or openings. But we see the flow evidences all around them in lower lying areas.. Not only are these Cascade ranges all volcanoes , but we are now discovering that there are several of them that are actually super volcanoes. And California probable has two or three from lower central California to Northern California going up into Oregon. What is causing these volcanoes is simple to understand. The plate tectonics of the Pacific Plate is pushing into the North American plate. The North American plate is stationary for the most part. It does not move. The Pacific plate is being pushed underneath the the North American plate in what is called a Subduction zone. These areas where it is crashing and being forced under cause a buckling and uprising areas of mountains..these are also weak points from underneath that the magma rises up to the surface to create volcanoes. You look at the entire range of the Cascades from up into Canada all the way down into southern California and realize that all of that is a Subduction is Yellowstone area. It is all a point where things are being pushed up where these two plates meet and the Pacific plate is moving under the North American plate. If you live anywhere near any of the states of the western portion of the North American continent you probably live not to great a distant from some sort of volcano. Basically from Montana, to Utah and going southward towards Texas most of the mountain regions you will encounter whether big or small are most likely attributed to volcanism. And despite what the USGS (USBS) likes to try to downplay and ignore to the public. These areas are not as quiet and dormant and non active as they want to portray. This is why we see micro quakes, and micro tremors and small tremors in these regions. Always at these ancient and old mountains and peaked areas...deep within them that are actually old and ancient volcanoes. They may never erupt any time soon or in the future even. But they are what they are and they still move. They still have those old ancient areas deep within that caused them to form in the first place. Some as old as before ancient ice glaciers carved their surfaces up. But they are for the most part mostly all volcanoes or volcanism related to some degree. I live just a short drive from Shasta and Lassen and all of these majority of other volcano's. I look at some of them every day off in the distance. At their snow covered beauty. . But I am well aware of what all of them are and are capable of. How far their reaches can go. I honestly think these videos downplay these Shield Volcanoes and how deadly they can be. We were lucky with St Helen's. The side of her gave way due to weaknesses in that side of the mountain. But what if it was to be a sudden eruption and cataclysmic event like Mount Mazama that erupted some 7700 years ago? Its blast was heard on the east coast. The debris flew several states in distance .it caused for a time a volcanic winter. Much of the North American Continent was effected for a very very long time. Its clouds reached the jet streams and spread ash all over the planet. In case you do not know where Mount Mazama is located, it is located in Southern Oregon. It goes by a different name now...Crater Lake. That volcanoes lost many thousands of feet of elevation in that blast. Could any of these present day shield volcanoes. .these sleeping giants do the same?? And what if they did?

    Metal HeadMetal Head7 ай мурун
  • yup chemtrailing there to

    angela prestwoodangela prestwood7 ай мурун
  • it may be the last thing you see to

    angela prestwoodangela prestwood7 ай мурун
  • 👁️✝️👁️🌋👀👂🙏 All prove Earth young . Mount St Helens . Soft tissue and blood cells found in dinosaurs bones. The Great Flood of GOD KJV Bible Genesis 7:11 youtube Bones in Stones via Dr Walter Veith N Is Genesis History full documentary via Is Genesis History

    Qino QinoQino Qino7 ай мурун
  • This video looks like it was made in the 80s, the 90s or possibly the early 2000s. I can't be sure, but I am sure none of these people know what an iPhone is.

    Takin' it EZ with DZTakin' it EZ with DZ7 ай мурун
  • Rocks and Mountains are petrified wood and remains of giant trees Open your eyes to the TRUTH and see how we have been lied to since childhood!! Please watch these 2 videos 'till the end and let it make a difference in your lives, you will start seeing the world differently. All lies we have been fed - the father of lies and the deceiver of the whole world is Satan. Rocks and mountains are petrified wood and remains of giant trees. WAKE UP FOLKS, it's time to EXPOSE, I stand only for the truth!!!! 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 KJB, SAVES LOST SOULS, please get saved. Please watch!! Grace and Peace!!

    Katie DemehriKatie Demehri7 ай мурун
  • Popocatépetls last big eruption was January of 2020. It was still glowing and spewing ash as of August 2020 Novarupta is an interesting volcano.

    Tiffany StenderupTiffany Stenderup7 ай мурун
  • This is supposed to be about the Cascades...Talks about everywhere else

    Ronald MorganRonald Morgan7 ай мурун
  • Great information that is well need Ed.

    Jamie PanJamie Pan7 ай мурун
  • Scam sponsored add. Typical youtube.

    Thomas LintonThomas Linton7 ай мурун
  • "But muh small town charm! The Media keeps sayin' we gotta be safer and it's hurtin' muh real estate business!" Buddy, it doesn't matter how long your family's lived there without an eruption. It's still going to erupt someday, and then there won't even BE a small town.

    Some LurkerSome Lurker7 ай мурун
  • And now 20+ years after this documentary was filmed, the populations in Orting and other towns in the Puyallup valley have quadrupled and there’s still only 2 roads in and out of Orting.

    spenceisthebestspenceisthebest8 ай мурун
  • Shame about those missionaries preying on vulnerable tribal people. Teaching them about god isn't going to better their lives. Teaching them about science will. They need non religious help

    Amanda PetersAmanda Peters8 ай мурун
  • The subduction under Seattle and Tacoma is a disaster waiting to happen. I have climbed Mt. Shasta.

    Charles LongCharles Long8 ай мурун
  • Alternatively titled: how to scare the living daylights out of everyone except for residents of the west coast.

    Arden KroesbergenArden Kroesbergen8 ай мурун
  • I like these docs. The narrator and the music are very pleasant to fall asleep to.

    JasonJason210JasonJason2108 ай мурун
  • I explore caves. Since 1964. Yes, I get lost but evidently not enough. Found an unexplored cave 5 miles from an active volcano caldera. Since 2003 its been on my 'To Do' list. After the discovery I decided to save it for my senior citizen recreation needs. I retired after 2010. But felt active enough to do other things. Joined organized caving groups in Michigan, California, and just this month in Wyoming. Did start refurbishing a rain forest trail first completed in 2004. Have a nice view upwards of 10,000 feet to enjoy on rest breaks. Watching avalanches and vented steam. While the mountain that contains the cave has been previously scalded clean of life and blasted with volcanic material the cave survived. As do others. Such as Ape Cave located on the south slope of Mount Saint Helens. I was in it 12 years after that volcano exploded and saw no damage. Let me thank KSPS Public TV & PBS for being honest about science. To get dishonesty about science I look no further than Republicans.

    Toruko-ishi Bravo2ZuluToruko-ishi Bravo2Zulu8 ай мурун
  • I watched St. Helen's blow its top out my bedroom window. I was absolutely thrilled seeing the eruption but saddened with the aftermath. Still have some ash I collected around my house.

    Starman2k20Starman2k209 ай мурун
  • If you love God back , fear him , respect him , remember him , acknowledge him , follow his commandments, ,if you fail ask him for forgiveness, he can hear , & no matter what your souls can be safe ! 👣👑💔💝💖🌠💒🌈🌟🌍🎄👏Love everyone you can, that will let you , 💖😊

    Karen AldridgeKaren Aldridge9 ай мурун
  • "IDIOTIC" Question that you ask ha- "Risk to people". We Idiots need to know we all die one day and so why not "enjoy decades or week living around a BEAUTY and take a last breath.

    Shashidhar ShettarShashidhar Shettar9 ай мурун
  • 41:00 In all your complaining I'm not hearing you deny that Orting's in a danger zone.

    fiona wimberfiona wimber9 ай мурун
  • Probably this year.

    Vincent StgageVincent Stgage9 ай мурун
  • Sounds like theyre saying run maybe it’s a way to think but control the situation by digging in deeper and construct under the event so as to bury deeper by nature’s plan get to coexist status use the way to make it the expected plan to anticipate and add to the opportunity being found.

    Michael WibergMichael Wiberg9 ай мурун
  • Hope the timings a good thing were prepared for can’t depend on luck

    Michael WibergMichael Wiberg9 ай мурун
  • This ash is wonderful natural fertilizer and could even be sold to western nations as soil enhancer

    c.a. greenec.a. greene9 ай мурун

    ImGonSay It AnywayImGonSay It Anyway9 ай мурун
  • I thought this was supposed to be about the cascades. That's what I get for thinking! Thumbs down!

    Nikki DoddNikki Dodd9 ай мурун
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    Sheldon BrowneSheldon Browne10 ай мурун
  • What to do when sleeping volcanoes awake. Fk easy get the fk out and live ealse where. You people who live around volcanoes are eather stupid or have a deth wish.

    L KananL Kanan10 ай мурун
  • No. The stupid music doesn't end. Find a better video!

    ThePattycake1313ThePattycake131310 ай мурун
  • I love this old stuff thanks. hows old mate from like the fire dept 39:58 "we have our own problems we cant help you" haha

    JimJim10 ай мурун
  • I live in Washington state I've been to mt st Helens holy cow seeing the effects from the 1980 eruption was an eye opener for me, I hope and pray I never have to witness one of our beautiful mountains erupt

    Heather HahnHeather Hahn10 ай мурун
  • All cultures need to piss off, and just become American!

    ThePattycake1313ThePattycake131310 ай мурун
  • What do we do when sleeping giants wake, SIMPLE get out of its way👍🏻

    Patrick SchoenpflugPatrick Schoenpflug10 ай мурун
  • چج

    Jon JaksnJon Jaksn10 ай мурун
  • 15:45 Yes what they aren't saying is that a 747 came very very close to ditching in the indian ocean in 1982. That Volcanic ash completely shut down all the engines and it was only a ton of luck and a skill that saved them.

    Anime HuntressAnime Huntress11 ай мурун
  • I've seen the Ring of Fire firing - at Mount Yasur, Tanna Island in Vanuatu. Very spectacular but very small scale compared with some of the action described here.

    Humphrey ReaderHumphrey Reader11 ай мурун