New Mexico’s Mount McKinley is one of the hottest hot spots in the world.
New Mexico State Parks says the Mount McKinleys hot spot erupting near the base of the mountain is causing a major hazard for hikers, hikers who can’t get to the base, and those who choose to stay at the summit.
“Mount McKinley volcano is a hot spot for earthquakes and tsunamis.
There is an area of active volcanic activity where there is an ongoing threat of volcanic activity that could lead to an earthquake and tsunami,” said Mike Zawada, the state park superintendent.”
The eruption is not considered to be a large eruption, but it is not uncommon,” Zawadia said.
Mount McKinleys volcanic activity has been on the rise since it erupted in January 2017, and there has been a spike in seismicity.
Officials say the eruption has caused about $25 million in damage.
The Mount McKinly eruption is believed to be related to a magma flow, and a nearby fault system is likely to be unstable.
The park has not released a list of hot spot eruptions.