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Soda Lakes volcano

maars 1251 m / 4,104 ft
Nevada, USA (mainland exept Alaska), 39.53°N / -118.87°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: explosive
Soda Lakes volcano eruptions: probably less than 1500 years ago
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sun, 16 Dec
Sun, 16 Dec 03:26 UTCM 1.3 / 5.9 km27 km- 10km NNE of Silver Springs, Nevada
Fri, 14 Dec
Fri, 14 Dec 13:43 UTCM 1.2 / 10.4 km43 km- 22km SSE of Silver Springs, Nevada
Sun, 9 Dec
Sun, 9 Dec 11:42 UTCM 1.3 / 9.3 km45 km- 34km SE of Fallon, Nevada
Mon, 3 Dec
Mon, 3 Dec 10:00 UTCM 1.3 / 10.8 km28 km- 10km NNE of Silver Springs, Nevada
Mon, 3 Dec 08:02 UTCM 1.2 / 3.9 km27 km- 9km NNE of Silver Springs, Nevada
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Two lake-filled basaltic maars (explosion craters), Soda Lake and Little Soda Lake, lie NW of the town of Fallon, Nevada.

Background:

The maars were formed subaerially, post-dating the Pleistocene glacial Lake Lahontan, and were estimated to be less than 10,000 years old and perhaps even less than 1500 years old.
The larger maar, Soda Lake, is about 1.3 x 2 km wide and is elongated in a NE-SW direction. The 300-m-wide Little Soda Lake lies south of Soda Lake. The late-Pleistocene Upsal Hogback cones lie to the NNE of Soda Lakes. The maars are the site of a geothermal prospect that may have discharged hot springs through the end of the 19th century.
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Source: GVP Soda Lakes information


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