Cinnamon Butte

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  • 43.241°N
  • 122.108°W

  • 1956 m
    6416 ft

  • 322150
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Basic Data

Volcano Number

Last Known Eruption

Elevation

Latitude
Longitude
322150

Unknown - Evidence Uncertain

1956 m / 6416 ft

43.241°N
122.108°W

Volcano Types

Pyroclastic cone(s)
Lava dome

Rock Types

Major
Basalt / Picro-Basalt

Tectonic Setting

Subduction zone
Continental crust (> 25 km)

Population

Within 5 km
Within 10 km
Within 30 km
Within 100 km
113
113
913
69,577

Geological Summary

Cinnamon Butte, Thirsty Point, and Kelsay Point are forested cinder cones along a WNW-ESE line immediately west of the Cascade crest and NE of Diamond Lake. The cones have well-preserved summit craters, and lava flows appear to be unglaciated, suggesting they are younger than 11,000 years (Sherrod, 1991). Lava flows from Cinnamon Butte pass through gaps of late-Pleistocene moraines, although all three cones are mantled by and thus older than the roughly 6845-year-old Mazama Ash associated with the formation of nearby Crater Lake caldera. Other cinder cones and a lava dome of Pleistocene age are located nearby, mostly west of the Cascade Range crest.

References

The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography.

Sherrod D, 1991. Geologic map of a part of the Cascade Range between latitutdes 43°-44°, central Oregon. U S Geol Surv, Misc Invest Ser, Map I-1891, 1:125,000 scale.

Sherrod D R, Smith J G, 1990. Quaternary extrusion rates of the Cascade Range, northwestern United States and southern British Columbia. J Geophys Res, 95: 19,465-19,474.

Wood C A, Kienle J (eds), 1990. Volcanoes of North America. Cambridge, England: Cambridge Univ Press, 354 p.

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Cinnamon Butte. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Cinnamon Butte page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.


Cones

Feature Name Feature Type Elevation Latitude Longitude
Kelsay Point Pyroclastic cone 1500 m 43° 18' 4" N 122° 6' 22" W
Red Cinder Butte Pyroclastic cone 1995 m 43° 16' 23" N 122° 3' 32" W
Tenas Peak Pyroclastic cone 1990 m 43° 19' 27" N 122° 2' 10" W
Thirsty Point Pyroclastic cone 1814 m 43° 16' 30" N 122° 5' 31" W

Domes

Feature Name Feature Type Elevation Latitude Longitude
Mule Mountain Dome 2030 m 43° 17' 29" N 122° 0' 31" W

Photo Gallery


Cinnamon Butte (right center) rises above the shore of Diamond Lake, a popular recreation area north of Crater Lake. The volcano has a forest fire lookout tower at its summit and is the southernmost of three young cinder cones NNE of Diamond Lake. All three cones are older than the roughly 6850-year-old Mazama tephra from Crater Lake, but each has a well-preserved crater and may be of Holocene age. Lava flows from Cinnamon Butte traveled through gaps in late-Pleistocene glacial moraines.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1997 (Smithsonian Institution).
Kelsay Point cinder cone, seen here from the SW, is the northernmost of a chain of three young cones constructed along a N-S-trending line NNE of Diamond Lake. The well-preserved summit crater of Kelsay Point is the site of a quarry for road aggregate. Each of the three cones is older than the roughly 6850-year-old Mazama tephra from Crater Lake, but has a well-preserved crater and may be of Holocene age.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1997 (Smithsonian Institution).
Forested Thirsty Point cinder cone is the central of three young cinder cones constructed along a N-S-trending line NNE of Diamond Lake. Thirsty Point cone is the least accessible of the three cones and lacks a road to its summit. Each of the cones is older than the roughly 6850-year-old Mazama tephra from Crater Lake, but has a well-preserved crater and may be of Holocene age.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1997 (Smithsonian Institution).

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database


A listing of samples from the Smithsonian collections will be available soon.

Affiliated Sites

Large Eruptions of Cinnamon Butte Information about large Quaternary eruptions (VEI >= 4) is cataloged in the Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions (LaMEVE) database of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
WOVOdat WOVOdat is a database of volcanic unrest; instrumentally and visually recorded changes in seismicity, ground deformation, gas emission, and other parameters from their normal baselines. It is sponsored by the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) and presently hosted at the Earth Observatory of Singapore.
EarthChem EarthChem develops and maintains databases, software, and services that support the preservation, discovery, access and analysis of geochemical data, and facilitate their integration with the broad array of other available earth science parameters. EarthChem is operated by a joint team of disciplinary scientists, data scientists, data managers and information technology developers who are part of the NSF-funded data facility Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA). IEDA is a collaborative effort of EarthChem and the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS).
MODVOLC - HIGP MODIS Thermal Alert System Using infrared satellite Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) data, scientists at the Hawai'i Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, University of Hawai'i, developed an automated system called MODVOLC to map thermal hot-spots in near real time. For each MODIS image, the algorithm automatically scans each 1 km pixel within it to check for high-temperature hot-spots. When one is found the date, time, location, and intensity are recorded. MODIS looks at every square km of the Earth every 48 hours, once during the day and once during the night, and the presence of two MODIS sensors in space allows at least four hot-spot observations every two days. Each day updated global maps are compiled to display the locations of all hot spots detected in the previous 24 hours. There is a drop-down list with volcano names which allow users to 'zoom-in' and examine the distribution of hot-spots at a variety of spatial scales.
MIROVA Middle InfraRed Observation of Volcanic Activity (MIROVA) is a near real time volcanic hot-spot detection system based on the analysis of MODIS (Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer) data. In particular, MIROVA uses the Middle InfraRed Radiation (MIR), measured over target volcanoes, in order to detect, locate and measure the heat radiation sourced from volcanic activity.