Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Craters of the Moon
The Craters of the Moon lava field covers 1600 sq km of the Snake River Plain with lava flows erupted from NW-SE-trending fissures and cinder cones. The northern part of the lava field, seen from Big Cinder Butte with the Pioneer Mountains in the background to the north, contains many flows and cinder cones formed during the most recent eruptions about 2300 to 2100 years ago. Photo by Lee Siebert, 1994 (Smithsonian Institution).
Volcano Number:324020
Volcano Name:Craters of the Moon
Country:United States
Volcano Type:Pyroclastic cone(s)
Last Eruption:130 BCE
Elevation:2005m
Tectonic Setting:Rift zone / Continental crust (> 25 km)
Pop. within 5km:15
Pop. within 10km:15
Pop. within 30km:1459
Pop. within 100km:93300
Latitude:43.42
Longitude:-113.5



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
324020 Craters of the Moon 20684 Confirmed Eruption 0 NW of Echo Crater Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -5890
324020 Craters of the Moon 20685 Confirmed Eruption 0 Grassy Cone Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -5470
324020 Craters of the Moon 20686 Confirmed Eruption 0 Silent Cone Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -4600
324020 Craters of the Moon 20687 Confirmed Eruption 0 Sentinel Cone Tephrochronology -4250
324020 Craters of the Moon 20688 Confirmed Eruption 0 Big Cinder Butte and vents to the SE Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -4070
324020 Craters of the Moon 20689 Confirmed Eruption 0 Black Top Butte Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -2560
324020 Craters of the Moon 20690 Confirmed Eruption 0 Vermillion Chasm to Minidoka-Larkspur Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -1680
324020 Craters of the Moon 20691 Confirmed Eruption 0 North Crater Magnetism -350
324020 Craters of the Moon 20692 Confirmed Eruption 0 Big Craters, Trench Mortar Flat Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -260
324020 Craters of the Moon 20693 Confirmed Eruption 0 South of Big Craters, near Broken Top Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -130
324020 Craters of the Moon 21100 Confirmed Eruption 0 Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -9050
324020 Craters of the Moon 21100 Confirmed Eruption 0 Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -8720
324020 Craters of the Moon 21100 Confirmed Eruption 0 Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -8290
324020 Craters of the Moon 21101 Confirmed Eruption 0 Sunset cone Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -10060
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