Big Pine Volcanic Field volcano

Pyroclastic cone(s) 1950 m / 6398 ft
California, United States, 37.05°N / -118.25°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Big Pine Volcanic Field volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene)

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Sun, 18 Jul 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
18 Jul 2021 09:51:28 GMT
1.4

10.8 km
41 km (25 mi)
2km N of West Bishop, CA
Sat, 17 Jul 2021 (GMT) (2 earthquakes)
17 Jul 2021 16:09:21 GMT
1.4

3.6 km
33 km (21 mi)
33 Km E of Big Pine, California
17 Jul 2021 13:25:44 GMT
1.0

0.6 km
37 km (23 mi)
9km SW of West Bishop, CA
Fri, 16 Jul 2021 (GMT) (2 earthquakes)
16 Jul 2021 23:31:30 GMT
1.9

8 km
40 km (25 mi)
1km SSE of Dixon Lane-Meadow Creek, CA
16 Jul 2021 18:14:48 GMT
2.4

13 km
21 km (13 mi)
10km SSW of Wilkerson, CA

Background

The Big Pine (Aberdeen) volcanic field in the Owens Valley contains more than 40 vents over a 1000 km2 region of the Owens Valley. The basaltic field consists of cinder cones that produced lava flows up to 9 km long and a single rhyolitic lava dome. Activity was episodic throughout the Quaternary. Chesterman (1982) considers the latest activity to be of Holocene or late Pleistocene age; other sources attribute the last eruptions to the Pleistocene.
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

Big Pine Volcanic Field Photos

View onto Cemoro Lawang village on the caldera rim (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
View onto Cemoro Lawang village on the caldera rim (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A barrage of bombs hits the water, some quite far from the shore. (Photo: Iris Karinkanta)
A barrage of bombs hits the water, some quite far from the shore. (Photo: Iris Karinkanta)
Large boulder that once fell onto the beach at Therasia's harbour (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Large boulder that once fell onto the beach at Therasia's harbour (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The Tengger caldera in the morning (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The Tengger caldera in the morning (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
 



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