Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03053
Little Belknap (upper left) is an example of a small shield volcano in a continental margin setting. Little Belknap was constructed on the E flank of Belknap volcano and erupted lava flows over the McKenzie Pass area of the central Oregon Cascades about 2,900 years ago. Collapsed lava tubes that fed the flows diverge radially away from the summit. The summit of Mount Washington appears above the horizon to the right.
Photo by Lee Siebert, 1995 (Smithsonian Institution).
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Galleries: Shield Volcanoes
Keywords: shield volcano | lava flow