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Cima Lava Field volcano

Volcanic field 1509 m / 4951 ft
California, United States, 35.27°N / -115.75°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
Cima Lava Field volcano books
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Cima Lava Field volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene)
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Mon, 23 Mar 2020
Mon, 23 Mar 00:36 UTCM 0.5 / 16.3 km20 km36km NNE of Pahrump, Nevada (USA)
Mon, 16 Mar 2020
Mon, 16 Mar 21:15 UTCM 1.428 kmExplosion - 40km SSE of Sandy Valley, Nevada (USA)


The Cima volcanic field covers an area of about 150 km2 and contains 52 vents of Miocene-to-Pleistocene age. The youngest flows have been mapped as Holocene (Calif Div of Mines & Geol), and a radiocarbon date of 330-480 BP was obtained on the Black Tank cone. Later work suggests that the most recent activity was no younger than about 15,000 BP (Dohrenwend, in Wood and Kienle 1990; Wells et al. 1990). The youngest surface exposure ages obtained by Philipps (2003) were 11,500 and 11,600 years BP.
Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

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