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Nazko volcano

cinder cones 1230 m / 4,035 ft
Canada, 52.9°N / -123.73°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style: explosive
Nazko volcano eruptions: 5220 BC ± 100 years No recent earthquakes
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Nazko is a small, tree-covered cinder cone in central British Columbia, Canada, located approximately 75 km west of Quesnel. It last erupted about 5220 years ago (radiocarbon dated).

Background:

Nazko Cone, the easternmost and youngest volcano of the Anahim volcanic belt in the Chilcotin-Nechako Plateau was formed in three episodes of activity, the first of which took place during a Pleistocene interglacial stage about 0.34 million years ago. The second stage produced a large hyaloclastite scoria mound erupted beneath the Cordilleran ice sheet during the late Pleistocene. The final activity occurred about 7200 years ago, forming a compound subaerial cinder cone that overtopped the hyaloclastite mound and produced two small lava flows that traveled about 1 km to the west. An airfall tephra blanket extends several km to the north and east of the cone.
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Source: GVP Nazko volcano information


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