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Black Butte volcano

Stratovolcano 1962 m / 6437 ft
Oregon, United States, 44.4°N / -121.63°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Black Butte volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
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Black Butte is prominent small stratovolcano east of Cascade Range crest. Despite its youthful profile, Black Butte is older than many other Cascade Range stratovolcanoes because of its position in a rain shadow to the east. Potassium-Argon dates average around 0.45 million years ago (Taylor, 1981). A NW-SE-trending chain of Pleistocene cinder cones lie east of Black Butte, and other Pleistocene cinder cones lie to the south.
Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

Black Butte Photos:

Life and lava (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Life and lava (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Black cat from Nisyros (c)
Black cat from Nisyros (c)
Multiple mirrors formed by pebbles. (c)
Multiple mirrors formed by pebbles. (c)

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