Big Pine Volcanic Field volcano

Updated: Aug 12, 2022 16:29 GMT - Refresh
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)
Lastest nearby earthquakes: No recent earthquakes

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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