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Broken Top volcano

stratovolcano 663 m / 2,175 ft
Oregon, USA (mainland exept Alaska), 44.08°N / -121.7°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style: Explosive
Broken Top volcano eruptions: unknown, but probably none during the past 10,000 years
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Thu, 5 Oct
Thu, 5 Oct 14:46 UTCM 0.5 / 0.9 km1 km- 20km ESE of Three Rivers, Oregon
Wed, 13 Sep
Wed, 13 Sep 22:51 UTCM 1.6 / 1.6 km28 kmExplosion - 4km NW of Bend, Oregon
Broken Top in the Three Sisters Wilderness, Oregon, is, as the name suggests, the heavily eroded top of a probably extinct stratovolcano.

Background:

The earliest products were basaltic lava flows forming a basal shield. Later stage eruptions built a steeper cone of more silica rich lava flows and pyroclastic deposits.

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