Salton Buttes vulcano

Duomi lavici -40 m / -131 feet
California (Canada and USA (mainland)), 33.2°N / -115.62°W
Stato attuale: normal or dormant (1 di 5)
Last update: 26 giu 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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Stile eruttivo tipico: Esplosivo
Eruzioni del vulcano Salton Buttes: about 3000 years ago
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
Data / oraMag. / Prof.Distanza/Ubicazione
domenica, 23 gennaio 2022 08:33 GMT (1 terremoto)
23 gen 2022 00:33 (GMT -8) (23 gen 2022 08:33 GMT)

9.8 km
47 km (29 mi)
3km N of Ocotillo Wells, CA
domenica, 16 gennaio 2022 07:58 GMT (1 terremoto)
15 gen 2022 23:58 (GMT -8) (16 gen 2022 07:58 GMT)

5.1 km
37 km (23 mi)
12km SSW of Salton City, CA
mercoledì, 12 gennaio 2022 08:01 GMT (1 terremoto)
12 gen 2022 00:01 (GMT -8) (12 gen 2022 08:01 GMT)

11 km
43 km (27 mi)
9km NNE of Ocotillo Wells, CA
martedì, 11 gennaio 2022 01:39 GMT (1 terremoto)
10 gen 2022 17:39 (GMT -8) (11 gen 2022 01:39 GMT)

12 km
67 km (42 mi)
7km NNE of Borrego Springs, CA
domenica, 9 gennaio 2022 20:11 GMT (1 terremoto)
9 gen 2022 12:11 (GMT -8) (9 gen 2022 20:11 GMT)

9.5 km
42 km (26 mi)
11km NNE of Ocotillo Wells, CA


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.
Source: GVP Salton Buttes information

See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS
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