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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: dormant (1 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style: explosive
Soda Lakes volcano eruptions: probably less than 1500 years ago
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Fri, 11 Aug
Fri, 11 Aug 18:30 UTCM 1.2 / 18.1 km29 km- 4km E of Fernley, Nevada
Wed, 2 Aug
Wed, 2 Aug 18:42 UTCM 1.1 / 6.2 km43 km- 32km ESE of Fallon, Nevada
Fri, 21 Jul
Fri, 21 Jul 12:15 UTCM 0.5 / 8.8 km30 km- 5km SSE of Fernley, Nevada
Tue, 18 Jul
Tue, 18 Jul 00:34 UTCM 3.6 / 28 km28 km NEVADA
Mon, 17 Jul
Mon, 17 Jul 12:47 UTCM 2.0 / 4.7 km45 km- 11km NNW of Fernley, 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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