January 24, 2012

Explosive Crater in Death Valley: Time for a Sequel?

Columbia Univ., Columbia University


Brent Goehring

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.

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TAGGED: Volcano Eruption, Magma, Craters, Death Valley

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