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Washington residents observed the hazards of ignorance in real time this week when a news video showing *something* billowing over Mount Rainier from the vantage of Seattle sent social media into a brief tailspin

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A Washingtonian's guide to living among volcanoes

Videos of Mount Rainier 'venting' sent locals into a brief tailspin on social media.. Here's how to know when to actually worry.

Better understanding our mountains and what to do when legitimate concerns arise can help us manage the stress of living near volcanoes