Coso vulcano

stratovulcano 2400 m / 7,874 ft
Kalifornien, Canada and USA (mainland), 36.03°N / -117.82°W
Stato attuale: normal or dormant (1 di 5)
Last update: 29 Feb 2020 (Strong earthquake swarm- no cause for concern)

The Coso volcanic field is located east of the Sierra Nevada Range at the western edge of the Basin and Range province, California. It consists of 38 old rhyolitic lava domes and basaltic cinder cones covering a 400 sq km area. volcano is located 200 km north of Los Angeles, California.
Eruptions in this area over the past 4 million years produced 35 km3 of lava, the youngest eruptions are probably from the basaltic Volcano Peak cinder cone and occurred more than 33,000 years ago.
Coso Geothermal System
There is geothermal activity in an ENE trending zone between Sugarloaf Mountain and the Coso Hot Springs. The Coso Hot Springs have fumaroles and intermittently active geysers. Fumaroles at Devils Kitchen and the adjacent Nicol area are located in an explosion crater surrounding a rhyolite lava dome.

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Stile eruttivo tipico: Esplosivo
Eruzioni del vulcano Coso: none during the past 10,000 years

Latest nearby earthquakes

Data / oraMag. / ProfonditàDistanzaUbicazione
Sun, 16 May 2021 (GMT) (5 Terremoti)
16 May 2021 23:19:32 GMT
1.0

6.6 km - Di più
km15km ENE of Ridgecrest, CA
16 May 2021 20:59:37 GMT
0.3

3.2 km - Di più
km22km ESE of Little Lake, CA
16 May 2021 18:58:24 GMT
0.7

5.6 km - Di più
km12km WSW of Searles Valley, CA
16 May 2021 17:10:39 GMT
1.1

7 km - Di più
km20km NNE of Ridgecrest, CA, USA
16 May 2021 15:44:58 GMT
1.5

0.9 km - Di più
km13km NE of Little Lake, CA, USA

Sfondo

The latest dated eruption formed the Volcano Peak basaltic cinder cone and lava flow and was Potassium-Argon dated at 39,000 +/- 33,000 years ago, but the youngest lava dome may even be younger than 11,000 years ago.
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8
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