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Map of recent quakes near the Salton Sea
Thursday, Feb 21, 2013
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. [more]
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]
 

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) | Reports
Salton Buttes volcano books
Last update: 26 Jun 2013
Typical eruption style: Explosive
Salton Buttes volcano eruptions: about 3000 years ago
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Wed, 23 May
Wed, 23 May 19:05 UTCM 1.4 / 5.9 km5 km- 10km WNW of Calipatria, CA
Wed, 23 May 18:00 UTCM 0.8 / 8.2 km3 km- 12km WNW of Calipatria, CA
Mon, 21 May
Mon, 21 May 19:39 UTCM 1.7 / 4.7 km36 km- 12km E of Ocotillo Wells, CA
Sun, 20 May
Sun, 20 May 14:39 UTCM 1.5 / 2.9 km16 km- 4km SSW of Bombay Beach, CA
Sat, 19 May
Sat, 19 May 17:54 UTCM 1.5 / 1.4 km32 km- 25km ESE of Ocotillo Wells, CA
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The Salton Buttes volcanic field consist of 5 small rhyolitic lava domes built above sediments of the Colorado River delta within the Salton Sea geothermal field, located at the SE margin of the Salton Sea, California.

Background:

Recent dating of young zircons (which typically crystallize prior to eruption) place the date of the lava domes at 10,300 +/- 1000 years ago, consistent with early Holocene hydration rind dates from Obsidian Butte. Wave-cut benches originating from Lake Cahuilla, which existed from about 20,500 to 3000 years ago, prior to the 20th century formation of the Salton Sea due to an accidental spill-over of the Colorado River, are found on all of the domes. Older, sediment-buried Pleistocene rhyolitic lava domes have been found in geothermal drill holes. The Salton Sea geothermal field produces saline geothermal brines.
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Source: GVP Salton Buttes information


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