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Black Crater volcano

Shield(s) 2210 m / 7251 ft
Oregon, United States, 44.27°N / -121.75°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Black Crater volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene)
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sat, 23 May 2020
Sat, 23 May 18:44 UTCM 0.6 / 11.8 km13 km5km SW of Sisters, Oregon (USA)

Background:

Black Crater is a Pleistocene basaltic-andesite shield volcano SE of Belknap volcano. Trout Creek Butte volcano lies to the SE of Black Crater, and scattered Pleistocene cinder cones lie to the NE.
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

Black Crater Photos:

A stronger strombolian eruption throws bombs to considerable height above the crater, but most of the bombs are hidden in the dense black ash, and only some of them are glowing. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A stronger strombolian eruption throws bombs to considerable height above the crater, but most of the bombs are hidden in the dense black ash, and only some of them are g...
Weathered blocks that have fallen down from the steep inner crater walls and a black layer of freshly ejected lapilli and spatter around the vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Weathered blocks that have fallen down from the steep inner crater walls and a black layer of freshly ejected lapilli and spatter around the vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Oxidized layers of red and black scoria in the interior of the crater of the 2002-2003 eruption. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Oxidized layers of red and black scoria in the interior of the crater of the 2002-2003 eruption. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
 



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