Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Blue Lake Crater
Blue Lake Crater in the foreground is one of three overlapping explosion craters located east of Santiam Pass. The craters formed about 1300 years ago by explosions through older volcanic bedrock, and a chain of spatter cones about 6 km SSW of Blue Lake may have been active during the same eruption. Despite its proximity to a major cross-Cascades highway, Blue Lake Crater is one of the least-known Holocene volcanoes of the Cascades. The snow-capped pinnacle of Pleistocene Mount Washington is visible in the background. Photo by Lee Siebert, 1999 (Smithsonian Institution).
Volcano Number:322030
Volcano Name:Blue Lake Crater
Country:United States
Volcano Type:Maar
Last Eruption:680
Elevation:1230m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Continental crust (> 25 km)
Pop. within 5km:19
Pop. within 10km:308
Pop. within 30km:6914
Pop. within 100km:286219
Latitude:44.411
Longitude:-121.774



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
322030 Blue Lake Crater 20580 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (corrected) 680
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution No emissions data found for this volcano.


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