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Taos Plateau volcano

Volcanic field 3087 m / 10128 ft
New Mexico, United States, 36.83°N / -105.83°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
Taos Plateau volcano books
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Taos Plateau volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
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Background:

The massive Taos Plateau volcanic field covers an area of 7000 km2 along the Rio Grande Rift in north-central New Mexico and was active from about 10 million to 1.8 million years ago. The Red Hill lava flow is of probable Pleistocene age (Dungan et al., 1989).
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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