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West Crater volcano

volcanic field 1329 m / 4,360 ft
Washington, USA (mainland exept Alaska), 45.88°N / -122.08°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: Explosive
West Crater volcano eruptions: ca. 8000 years ago
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Wed, 13 Nov 2019
Wed, 13 Nov 00:14 UTCM 1.2 / 0.8 km28 kmExplosion - 3km SSW of Yacolt, Washington (USA)
Tue, 12 Nov 2019
Tue, 12 Nov 00:41 UTCM 1.5 / 1 km29 kmExplosion - 3km W of Yacolt, Washington (USA)
Wed, 6 Nov 2019
Wed, 6 Nov 20:58 UTCM 1.1 / 0.9 km16 kmExplosion - 18km ENE of Amboy, Washington (USA)
Sat, 2 Nov 2019
Sat, 2 Nov 10:25 UTCM 0.5 / 9.8 km13 km14km ENE of Yacolt, Washington (USA)
Fri, 1 Nov 2019
Fri, 1 Nov 01:24 UTCM 0.7 / 8.3 km11 km15km ESE of Yacolt, Washington (USA)
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West Crater volcano is a small andesitic lava dome with lava flows in southern Washington, belonging to a volcanic field extending from Marble Mountain, north of Swift Reservoir, to south of Trout Creek Hill. The field consists mainly of small basaltic and basaltic andesite cinder cones and small shield volcanoes, oriented along a NW-SE zone SE of Mount St. Helens.
The most recent activity occurred about 8,000 years ago and formed the West Crater lava dome, a small cone at Hackamore Creek, and a phreatic crater at the summit of Bare Mountain.
The older, basaltic Trout Creek Hill shield volcano erupted a lava flow about 340,000 years ago that traveled 20 km SE and temporarily dammed the Columbia River.

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