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Raton-Clayton volcano

monogenetic volcanic field 2700 m / 8,858 ft
New Mexico, USA (mainland exept Alaska), 36.51°N / -104.3°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style: effusive
Raton-Clayton volcano eruptions: 62,000-52,000 years ago (Argon-Argon dating of Capulin)
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Tue, 10 Oct
Tue, 10 Oct 23:31 UTCM 3.4 / 3.7 km79 km- 38km WSW of Trinidad, Colorado
Fri, 29 Sep
Fri, 29 Sep 11:35 UTCM 3.2 / 5 km108 kmNEW MEXICO
Sun, 10 Sep
Sun, 10 Sep 08:34 UTCM 3.8 / 5 km83 km COLORADO
Fri, 8 Sep
Fri, 8 Sep 06:53 UTCM 3.7 / 5 km77 km- 44km WSW of Trinidad, Colorado
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The Raton-Clayton volcanic field, in the extreme northeastern corner of New Mexico, approximately 125 kilometers east of Taos, comprises Sierra Grande shield volcano and 125 cinder cones and associated lava flows, ranging in age between 1 million to ca. 60,000 years old.
The impressive Capulin National Monument is the probably youngest cinder cone of the field. It is 305 m high and has a base diameter of 1.7 km and has a 125 m deep crater. Argon-argon dating has resulted in an age of Capulin at 56,000 to 62,000 years ago.

The largest volcanic edifice is the large, extinct andesitic Sierra Grande shield volcano, which is 15 km in diameter and 600 m high.

Highway 64 cuts directly through the center of the field and connects the towns of Raton and Clayton.

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