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Mono Lake volcano

Actualizado: 9 feb. 2023 02:17 GMT -
conos de escoria 2121 m / 6,959 ft
California (Canadá y EE. UU. (continente)), 38°N / -119.03°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

The Mono Lake volcanic field east of Yosemite National Park and north of the Mono Craters in central eastern California is a series of cinder cones in Mono Lake and on its shore. It is one of the most recently active volcanoes in California, the last eruptions having occurred at Paoha Island only 100 or 230 years ago. Paoha Island's eruption was the appearance of a so-called cryptodome - a shallow intrusion of a viscous rhyolitic magma body that uplifted the lake bottom sediments.

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Typical eruption style: Explosivos
Erupciones del volcán Mono Lake: 1890 (?), 1790 ± 75, 1550 ± 300, 1150 ± 200, 350 AD ± 100

Latest nearby earthquakes

Fecha / HoraRevista / Prof.Distancia/Ubicación
lunes, 6 febrero 2023 GMT (1 sismo)
6 feb 2023 08:45 (GMT -8) (6 feb 2023 16:45 GMT)
1.4

12 km
25 km (16 mi)
31 Km ENE of Mono City, California
domingo, 5 febrero 2023 GMT (1 sismo)
4 feb 2023 22:58 (GMT -8) (5 feb 2023 06:58 GMT)
2.1

10.9 km
41 km (25 mi)
92 km al sureste de South Lake Tahoe, Condado de El Dorado County, California, Estados Unidos
jueves, 2 febrero 2023 GMT (1 sismo)
2 feb 2023 15:35 (GMT -8) (2 feb 2023 23:35 GMT)
3.1

1.9 km
28 km (17 mi)
65 km al norte de Mammoth Lakes, Condado de Mono County, California, Estados Unidos
lunes, 30 enero 2023 GMT (1 sismo)
30 ene 2023 14:15 (GMT -8) (30 ene 2023 22:15 GMT)
2.3

2.6 km
23 km (14 mi)
49 km al norte de Mammoth Lakes, Condado de Mono County, California, Estados Unidos

Background

The most topographically prominent feature of the Mono Lake volcanic field is Black Point, basaltic cone that grew from within the lake and now rises above the NW shore. It was formed about 13,300 years ago when the level of Mono Lake was higher.
Holocene (i.e. younger than 11,000 years) rhyodacitic lava domes and flows form Negit and parts of Paoha islands off the northern shore and center of the lake, respectively. Spectacular tuff towers line the shores of Mono Lake.
(Source: GVP)


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