Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Black Butte Crater Lava Field
One of a series of interlocking craters forming the complex summit of Black Butte, the vent of the Shoshone lava field, is seen here from the summit of the butte. The broad, low Shoshone shield volcano fed voluminous lava flows that traveled a small distance north towards the Mount Bennett Hills in the background, but the bulk of the flows traveled initially south and then west for a total distance of 60 km. The Shoshone lava field, erupted about 10,000 years ago, is the westernmost of the young volcanic fields of the Snake River Plain. Photo by Lee Siebert, 2002 (Smithsonian Institution).
Volcano Number:324010
Volcano Name:Black Butte Crater Lava Field
Country:United States
Volcano Type:Shield
Last Eruption:8400 BCE
Elevation:1478m
Tectonic Setting:Rift zone / Continental crust (> 25 km)
Pop. within 5km:119
Pop. within 10km:158
Pop. within 30km:4440
Pop. within 100km:171376
Latitude:43.183
Longitude:-114.352



Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Volcano Number Volcano Name Eruption Number Activity Type Explosivity Index Max Explosivity Index Modifier Activity Area Activity Unit Start Evidence Method Start Date End Date
324010 Black Butte Crater Lava Field 20683 Confirmed Eruption 0 Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -8400
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