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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03232

High Hole Crater, a cinder cone on the SE flank of Medicine Lake volcano, was the source of a large, youthful-looking lava flow that was erupted about 2700 years ago.  The lava flow, the largest from Medicine Lake during the Holocene, covered 37 sq km and had a volume of 0.45 cu km.  Another even larger recent flow from Giant Crater on the south flank produced a lava flow that traveled 45 km to the south, well beyond the flanks of the volcano, about 10,600 years ago. Photo by Peter Lipman, 1981 (U.S. Geological Survey).

High Hole Crater, a cinder cone on the SE flank of Medicine Lake volcano, was the source of a large, youthful-looking lava flow that was erupted about 2700 years ago. The lava flow, the largest from Medicine Lake during the Holocene, covered 37 sq km and had a volume of 0.45 cu km. Another even larger recent flow from Giant Crater on the south flank produced a lava flow that traveled 45 km to the south, well beyond the flanks of the volcano, about 10,600 years ago.

Photo by Peter Lipman, 1981 (U.S. Geological Survey).


Medicine Lake