- VolcanoMeager volcano is a young andesitic-to-rhyodacitic stratovolcano located 150 km north of Vancouver in SW British Columbia, Canada. It is the northernmost member of the Cascade Range volcano which extend into northern California, USA.
Volcano type complex volcano normal or dormant Location Canada Summit elevation 2680 m / 8,793 ft Meager volcano eruptions 410 BC ± 200 years (radiocarbon dated) Typical eruption style explosiveMount Meager is part of the Garibaldi volcanic belt, a subsection of the Cascades Range. Its summit consists of overlapping piles of andesitic lava flows and younger dacitic lava domes and flows. Older basalts underlying the uppermost 22 km of the Elaho valley originated at the 1375 m level in the South Fork Meager River.
The most recent activity from the Meager volcanic complex about 2350 years ago produced Canada's largest known Holocene explosive eruption and an associated welded block-and-ash flow and a lava flow from a vent on the NE flank of Plinth Peak. Two clusters of hot springs occur within the complex, which has been investigated for potential geothermal power.