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Four Craters volcano

volcanic field 1501 m / 4,924 ft
Oregon, USA (mainland exept Alaska), 43.36°N / -120.67°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style: Explosive
Four Craters volcano eruptions: probably around 10-20,000 years ago
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Fri, 10 Mar
Fri, 10 Mar 23:11 UTCM 1.7 / 1.7 km30 kmExplosion - 6km SSE of Bend, Oregon
Sat, 4 Mar
Sat, 4 Mar 02:01 UTCM 1.1 / 3.2 km18 km- 9km E of Sunriver, Oregon
Thu, 16 Feb
Thu, 16 Feb 16:29 UTCM 0.8 / 8.7 km12 km- 28km E of La Pine, Oregon
The Four Craters lava field, along with Devils Garden and Squaw Ridge, is the SE-most of a group of 3 basaltic lava fields SE of Newberry volcano in the High Lava Plains of central Oregon.
The Four Craters lava field contains 4 spatter cones along a 4-km-long NW-SE-trending line. The NW-most and highest cone has a well-preserved crater rim. The other 3 cones are breached to the west, SW, and south, respectively. The age of the Four Craters lava field is unknown, but probably similar to that of Squaw Ridge and Devils Garden, i.e. most likely about 10-20,000 years ago.


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