Lava Mountains Volcanic Field volcano

Updated: Aug 12, 2022 13:08 GMT - Refresh
Lava dome(s) 1510 m / 4954 ft
California, United States, 35.5°N / -117.5°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Lava Mountains Volcanic Field volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene)
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Monday, August 8, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 7, 2022 6:49 pm (GMT -7) (Aug 8, 2022 01:49 GMT)
0.5

1.9 km
57 km (35 mi)
25km WNW of Inyokern, CA
Sunday, August 7, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 6, 2022 8:27 pm (GMT -7) (Aug 7, 2022 03:27 GMT)
1.0

8.7 km
57 km (35 mi)
25km WNW of Inyokern, CA

Background

Pliocene-Pleistocene (IAVCEI).
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

Lava Mountains Volcanic Field Photos

Claude, Olivier and Paul watch the activity of the lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Claude, Olivier and Paul watch the activity of the lava lake. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Liquid lava floods older crust. The weight of the flooding lava causes new fractures and new segments of the crust to overturn (upper left of the photo).  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Liquid lava floods older crust. The weight of the flooding lava causes new fractures and new segments of the crust to overturn (upper left of the photo). (Photo: Tom Pfe...
Erta Ale volcano's lava lake back in Nov 2009.  
The red glow of the lava illuminates the crater walls under the blue sky of dusk. A small group of observers is on the left crater rim. 
During the past 7 years, the lava lake has gradually risen. As of now (Dec 2016), the lava lake has completely filled the pit crater and constructed a new shield by ongoing overflows.  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Erta Ale volcano's lava lake back in Nov 2009.
The red glow of the lava illuminates the crater walls under the blue sky of dusk. A small group of observers is on ...
Evening twilight at the rim near the campsite. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Evening twilight at the rim near the campsite. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
 



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