Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Salton Buttes
Obsidian Butte on the SE shore of the Salton Sea is seen in an aerial view from the NW. Obsidian Butte is one of five small rhyolitic lava domes extruded onto Quaternary sediments of the Colorado River delta; the summit of the dome lies 40 m below sea level. Two domes, Mullet Island and Red Island (not visible in this view), form small islands just offshore to the NE of Obsidian Butte. A steam plume rises from the Salton Sea geothermal field behind the dome. Photo by Bruce Perry, 2005 (California State University Long Beach).
Volcano Number:323200
Volcano Name:Salton Buttes
Country:United States
Volcano Type:Lava dome(s)
Last Eruption:210
Elevation:-40m
Tectonic Setting:Rift zone / Continental crust (> 25 km)
Pop. within 5km:227
Pop. within 10km:408
Pop. within 30km:38579
Pop. within 100km:1214088
Latitude:33.197
Longitude:-115.616



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
323200 Salton Buttes 20682 Confirmed Eruption Obsidian Butte Magnetism 10
323200 Salton Buttes 22136 Confirmed Eruption Rock Hill, N & S Red Hill Magnetism 210
323200 Salton Buttes 22137 Confirmed Eruption Mullet Island Magnetism -290
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution No emissions data found for this volcano.


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