Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03217
Mount Shasta in northern California, the largest volcano of the Cascade Range, is a complex stratovolcano composed of at least four overlapping volcanoes. From the SW, Shasta's prominent west flank lava dome, Shastina, appears at the left. Both it and the summit Hotlum cone were formed during the Holocene. The only historical eruption of Shasta occurred in 1786 and was observed from off the coast of California by the French explorer La Perouse.
Copyrighted photo by Katia and Maurice Krafft, 1989.
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