Mount Baker Monitoring
Today’s eruption simulation from USGS. A computer model based on actual wind direction and strength, updated twice daily. Measured ash thickness from past Baker eruptions are used to calculate ash dispersal and ash thickness from a large eruption occurring at 10 AM and 10 PM.
Mount Baker seismic activity is collected at two seismic stations, one to the west (MBW) and one on the east (SHUK). To see maps of locations and magnitudes:
- Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (University of Washington). Includes map with epicenters of the 20 most recent earthquakes in the Mount Baker area. NOTE: the map at the PNSN site showing Baker earthquakes is very small. Zoom in and look carefully for the tiny icons used to mark epicenters. PNSN also posts a summary of seismic activity at all the Cascade stratovolcanoes.
- 24-hour Webicorder seismometer data (charts) for Cascade volcanoes from Pacific Northwest Seismic Network. Scroll down to find current data for MBW (Mount Baker West) and SHUK (Shuksan Arm). Click on each for that station’s data. The page on “how to read the webicorder data” has been taken down.
- Geochemical monitoring Go to this page to read about fumarole sampling in Sherman Crater, why and how it is done, and where to see the data.
Webcam views of Mount Baker. In good weather, all of these give views of Mount Baker:
- View of Mount Baker from Cascadia Elementary in Ferndale, 35 miles WNW. Refreshes every 15 minutes
- View of Mount Baker from Abbotsford Airport, 30 miles NW. Refreshes every 30 minutes
- Telephoto view from Friday Harbor, San Juan Island, 55 miles WSW.
- A view from the top of Mount Constitution, maintained by Friends of Moran State Park, 73 km (45 miles) west of Baker. The rotating camera sometimes provides a telephoto view of the volcano.
- Anacortes Middle School, view looking east north east.
- New Westminster, BC, view toward east-southeast.