Soda Lakes volcano

Updated: Aug 13, 2022 00:37 GMT - Refresh
maars 1251 m / 4,104 ft
Nevada (Canada and USA (mainland)), 39.53°N / -118.87°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

Two lake-filled basaltic maars (explosion craters), Soda Lake and Little Soda Lake, lie NW of the town of Fallon, Nevada.

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Typical eruption style: explosive
Soda Lakes volcano eruptions: probably less than 1500 years ago
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 9, 2022 3:59 pm (GMT -7) (Aug 9, 2022 22:59 GMT)
1.6

0.6 km
53 km (33 mi)
19 Km WSW of Wadsworth, Nevada
Sunday, August 7, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 7, 2022 8:28 am (GMT -7) (Aug 7, 2022 15:28 GMT)
0.6

13 km
59 km (37 mi)
15 Km SW of Nixon, 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

Soda Lakes Photos

Miniature dams and soda lakes (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Miniature dams and soda lakes (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
 



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