Salton Buttes volcano

domos de lava -40 m / -131 feet
California (Canada and USA (mainland)), 33.2°N / -115.62°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Last update: 26 jun 2013

The Salton Buttes volcanic field consist of 5 small rhyolitic lava domes built above sediments of the Colorado River delta within the Salton Sea geothermal field, located at the SE margin of the Salton Sea, California.

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Typical eruption style: Explosivos
Erupciones del volcán Salton Buttes: about 3000 years ago
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
Fecha / HoraRevista / Prof.Distancia/Ubicación
miércoles, 12 enero 2022 08:01 GMT (1 terremoto)
12 ene 2022 00:01 (GMT -8) (12 ene 2022 08:01 GMT)
2.0

11 km
43 km (27 mi)
9km NNE of Ocotillo Wells, CA
martes, 11 enero 2022 01:39 GMT (1 terremoto)
10 ene 2022 17:39 (GMT -8) (11 ene 2022 01:39 GMT)
1.9

12 km
67 km (42 mi)
7km NNE of Borrego Springs, CA
domingo, 9 enero 2022 09:13 GMT (1 terremoto)
9 ene 2022 01:13 (GMT -8) (9 ene 2022 09:13 GMT)
2.0

5.4 km
37 km (23 mi)
12km SSW of Salton City, CA
martes, 4 enero 2022 15:55 GMT (1 terremoto)
4 ene 2022 07:55 (GMT -8) (4 ene 2022 15:55 GMT)
1.9

11 km
66 km (41 mi)
14km NNE of Borrego Springs, CA

Background

Recent dating of young zircons (which typically crystallize prior to eruption) place the date of the lava domes at 10,300 +/- 1000 years ago, consistent with early Holocene hydration rind dates from Obsidian Butte. Wave-cut benches originating from Lake Cahuilla, which existed from about 20,500 to 3000 years ago, prior to the 20th century formation of the Salton Sea due to an accidental spill-over of the Colorado River, are found on all of the domes. Older, sediment-buried Pleistocene rhyolitic lava domes have been found in geothermal drill holes. The Salton Sea geothermal field produces saline geothermal brines.
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Source: GVP Salton Buttes information


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