Crater Flat volcano

Volcanic field 1128 m / 3701 ft
Nevada, United States, 36.77°N / -116.55°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Crater Flat volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene)

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Fri, 23 Jul 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
23 Jul 2021 12:59:27 GMT
2.9

6 km
50 km (31 mi)
Inyo County, California, 21 mi southwest of Beatty, Nye County, Nevada, USA
Wed, 14 Jul 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
14 Jul 2021 10:00:53 GMT
0.5

5.5 km
28 km (17 mi)
23 Km ENE of Furnace Creek, California
Sun, 11 Jul 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
11 Jul 2021 01:08:02 GMT
0.4

6.9 km
32 km (20 mi)
49 Km NNW of Pahrump, Nevada
Sat, 10 Jul 2021 (GMT) (2 earthquakes)
10 Jul 2021 13:40:21 GMT
0.1

2.2 km
30 km (19 mi)
53 Km W of Indian Springs, Nevada
10 Jul 2021 10:02:49 GMT
0.8

10.8 km
31 km (19 mi)
50 Km NNW of Pahrump, Nevada

Background

The Crater Flat volcanic field south of the Miocene Timber Mountain caldera contains five Quaternary cinder cones and lava flows. The youngest cone, the Lathrop Wells scoria cone, was formed about 80,000 years ago (Valentine et al., 2007) and produced lava flows from vents at the southern and NE flanks of the scoria cone.
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

Crater Flat Photos

The erupting crater of Yasur volcano under a moon- and starlit sky. The torch of a distant observer on the opposite rim looks like a second moon. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The erupting crater of Yasur volcano under a moon- and starlit sky. The torch of a distant observer on the opposite rim looks like a second moon. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Clear view onto the lava lake inside Marum's west crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Clear view onto the lava lake inside Marum's west crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
An usually clear view of the interior of Benbow's crater in the evening. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
An usually clear view of the interior of Benbow's crater in the evening. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The Stephanos crater seen from Nikia village (Nisyros volcano, Greece)  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The Stephanos crater seen from Nikia village (Nisyros volcano, Greece) (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
 



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