January 24, 2012
Explosive Crater in Death Valley: Time for a Sequel?
Columbia Univ., Columbia University
In California’s Death Valley, death is looking just a bit closer. Geologists have determined that the half-mile-wide Ubehebe Crater, formed by a prehistoric volcanic explosion, was created far more recently than previously thought—and that conditions for a sequel may exist today.
TAGGED: volcano eruption, magma, craters, death valley