Mono Craters volcano

lava domes 2796 m / 9,173 ft
Kalifornien, Canada and USA (mainland), 37.88°N / -119°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

The Mono Craters are an elongated, 17 km long group of lava domes, cinder cones and maars on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada between Mono Lake and Long Valley caldera, California. The last eruption at the Mono Craters took place about 600 years ago, nearly contemporaneously with the eruptions from Inyo Craters to the south. It formed tephra rings and obsidian lava domes, lava flows and locally extensive ash and pumice layers. The most known crater of the group is Panum crater.

Show interactive Map
[hide map] [enlarge]
Typical eruption style: Explosive
Mono Craters volcano eruptions: 1350 ± 20, 1000 ± 200, 810 ± 300, 700 (?), 490 ± 100, 440 ± 100, 10 ± 200,
700 BC ± 1000, 3850 BC ± 1000, 6750 BC ± 1000

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Thu, 24 Jun 2021 (GMT) (5 earthquakes)
24 Jun 2021 19:16:51 GMT
1.0

3.1 km
32 km (20 mi)
11km ESE of Mammoth Lakes, CA
24 Jun 2021 18:17:33 GMT
0.8

32 km
20 km (12 mi)
11km NNE of Mammoth Lakes, CA
24 Jun 2021 11:16:55 GMT
0.4

5.7 km
44 km (27 mi)
17km WSW of Toms Place, CA
24 Jun 2021 09:41:35 GMT
1.0

5.4 km
45 km (28 mi)
9km WSW of Toms Place, CA
24 Jun 2021 09:23:05 GMT
1.1

5.3 km
46 km (29 mi)
10km SW of Toms Place, CA

Background

The volcanic field is associated with an extension of the crust in a tectonic basin on the east side of the Sierra Nevada. Explosive eruptions started more than 50,000 years ago, but almost all of the exposed domes and flows are less than 10,000 years old. In the past few 1000 years, activity has shifted both to the north and south from the center of the chain.


See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8
Show more
Try our free app!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Android | iOS version

More on VolcanoDiscovery

Why is there advertising on this site?
Support us - Help us upgrade our services!
We truly love working to bring you the latest volcano and earthquake data from around the world. Maintaining our website and our free apps does require, however, considerable time and resources.
We need financing to increase hard- and software capacity as well as support our editor team. We're aiming to achieve uninterrupted service wherever an earthquake or volcano eruption unfolds, and your donations can make it happen! Every donation will be highly appreciated. If you find the information useful and would like to support our team in integrating further features, write great content, and in upgrading our soft- and hardware, please make a donation (PayPal or Online credit card payment).

Planned features:
  • Weather reports
  • Tsunami alerts
  • Design upgrades
  • Faster responsiveness
Thanks to your past donations, these features have been added recently:
  • Earthquake archive from 1900 onwards
  • Additional seismic data sources
  • Improved content in English
Download and Upgrade the Volcanoes & Earthquakes app to get one of the fastest seismic and volcano alerts online:
Android | IOS
Thank you!
Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Most texts and images, in particular photographs, on this website are protected by copyright. Further reproduction and use of without authorization is usually not consented. If you are not sure or need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.