Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Medicine Lake
The massive Medicine Lake volcano in NE California, seen here from the NE, is a 50-km-wide shield volcano that is truncated by a 7 x 11 km wide caldera. During the Holocene, obsidian flows have been erupted from summit and flank vents, and voluminous basaltic lava flows have erupted from vents on the north and south flanks. The latest eruptions of Medicine Lake volcano took place about 1000 years ago. Photo by Julie Donnely-Nolan, 1982 (U.S. Geological Survey).
Volcano Number:323020
Volcano Name:Medicine Lake
Country:United States
Volcano Type:Shield
Last Eruption:1060
Elevation:2412m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Continental crust (> 25 km)
Pop. within 5km:0
Pop. within 10km:0
Pop. within 30km:254
Pop. within 100km:120685
Latitude:41.611
Longitude:-121.554



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
323020 Medicine Lake 20640 Confirmed Eruption SE caldera rim Radiocarbon (corrected) -3090
323020 Medicine Lake 20641 Confirmed Eruption 0 Lower north flank (Black Crater) Radiocarbon (corrected) -1130
323020 Medicine Lake 20642 Confirmed Eruption SE flank Burnt Lava flow Radiocarbon (corrected) -1000
323020 Medicine Lake 20643 Confirmed Eruption 0 NW caldera floor (Medicine Lake Glass flow) Radiocarbon (corrected) -3190
323020 Medicine Lake 20644 Confirmed Eruption NE caldera rim (Mt. Hoffman area) Radiocarbon (corrected) 780
323020 Medicine Lake 20645 Confirmed Eruption North flank Callahan lava flow Radiocarbon (corrected) 830
323020 Medicine Lake 20646 Confirmed Eruption SW flank (Paint Pot Crater) Radiocarbon (corrected) 840
323020 Medicine Lake 20647 Confirmed Eruption 3 SW flank (Little Glass Mountain) Radiocarbon (corrected) 1010
323020 Medicine Lake 20648 Confirmed Eruption 3 ? Upper east flank (Glass Mountain) Radiocarbon (corrected) 1060
323020 Medicine Lake 20649 Uncertain Eruption 1 ? East flank (Glass Mountain ?) 1910
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution No emissions data found for this volcano.


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