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)

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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)

No recent earthquakes
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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

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)
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...
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)
Aerial view of the central part of the Erta Ale's summit caldera with the north crater (left), south crater (right) and camp site on the caldera rim (centre below). Note the fresh black lava that spread all around the south crater and across the caldera floor in the lava lake overflowing event prior to the magma drainage and partially collapsing craters. (c)
Aerial view of the central part of the Erta Ale's summit caldera with the north crater (left), south crater (right) and camp site on the caldera rim (centre below). Note ...
 



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