Potato Butte volcano

Shield(s) 1532 m / 5026 ft
California, United States, 40.63°N / -121.43°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Potato Butte volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene)

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Thursday, September 23, 2021 09:43 GMT (1 earthquake)
Sep 23, 2021 2:43 am (GMT -7) (Sep 23, 2021 09:43 GMT)
1.9

8.9 km
42 km (26 mi)
10km WSW of Chester, CA
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 11:06 GMT (1 earthquake)
Sep 15, 2021 4:06 am (GMT -7) (Sep 15, 2021 11:06 GMT)
1.3

6.4 km
44 km (27 mi)
42 Km NNW of Susanville, California
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 11:54 GMT (1 earthquake)
Sep 14, 2021 4:54 am (GMT -7) (Sep 14, 2021 11:54 GMT)
1.5

1.5 km
21 km (13 mi)
12km N of Viola, CA
Monday, September 13, 2021 21:39 GMT (1 earthquake)
Sep 13, 2021 2:39 pm (GMT -7) (Sep 13, 2021 21:39 GMT)
1.3

2.6 km
18 km (11 mi)
15km NNE of Mineral, CA
Saturday, September 11, 2021 09:16 GMT (1 earthquake)
Sep 11, 2021 2:16 am (GMT -7) (Sep 11, 2021 09:16 GMT)
1.6

2.5 km
18 km (11 mi)
15km NNE of Mineral, CA

Background

The Potato Butte cinder cone and lava field, which includes the prominent Hat Creek lava flow that traveled nearly 30 km from a fissure vent near the town of Old Station, lies immediately north of the Lassen volcanic center. Some flows are younger than the Hat Creek flow, which was initially considered to be Holocene, perhaps as young as a few thousand years (Anderson 1940), although later dating showed the the flow to be about 30,000 years old. The younger Potato Butte lavas, once considered to be of latest Pleistocene or early Holocene age, have been K-Ar dated at 65,000-75,000 years old (Clynne et al. 2000). Directly west of Potato Butte is the 61,000-year-old symmetrical lava cone of Sugarloaf Peak.
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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