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Salton Buttes volcano
lava domes -40 m / -131 feet
California, USA (mainland exept Alaska), 33.2°N / -115.62°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
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Salton Buttes volcano eruptions:
about 3000 years ago
Typical eruption style:
Explosive
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Salton Buttes volcano - news and activity updates

Salton Buttes volcano (California, USA (mainland exept Alaska)) activity update

Thursday Feb 21, 2013 17:58 PM | BY: T

Map of recent quakes near the Salton Sea
Map of recent quakes near the Salton Sea
Depth vs time of quakes under Salton Buttes volcano
Depth vs time of quakes under Salton Buttes volcano
A small swarm of earthquakes has been occurring under the SE shore area of the Salton Sea during the past few days, but the recorded quakes are very small and should not be reason to worry.
Previous news
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2012
A recent study indicates that the rhyolite lava domes in the Salton Sea area are less than 3,000 years old, which confirms that the volcanic system is to be considered potentially active. ... [more]
Friday, Aug 31, 2012
An strong earthquake swarm with hundreds of quakes up to magnitude 5 occurred during 26-28 August near the southern shore of Salton Lake, under the town of Brawley. ... [more]

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