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Brushy Butte volcano

shield volcano 1,174 m / 3,852 ft
California, USA (mainland exept Alaska), 41.18°N / -121.44°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
Brushy Butte volcano books
Typical eruption style: Explosive
Brushy Butte volcano eruptions: ca. 24,000 years agoThe broad inconspicuous volcano in the center of the photo is Brushy Butte, a small shield volcano SSE of the Medicine Lake Highlands. The Brushy Butte complex has produced a broad apron of basaltic lava flows, seen here from Timbered Crater with the Big Valley Mountain fault scarp in the background. Fresh-looking flows extend preferentially down the regional gradient to the south as far as the Falls River valley, but the age of Brushy Butte is not well known. The volcano may be of late-Pleistocene or early Holocene age. (Photo: Lee Siebert, Smithsonian Institution) No recent earthquakes
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Brushy Butte is a small, poorly studied shield volcano immediately east of Timbered Crater maar, and south-southeast of the Medicine Lake Highlands in northern California, USA.


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