Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03256
The sparsely vegetated Devastated Zone on the NE flank of Lassen Peak was swept by a pyroclastic surge on May 22, 1915, during the paroxysmal phase of the 1914-1917 eruption. The pyroclastic surge destroyed forests, and was accompanied by mudflows that traveled down Lost Creek and Hat Creek valleys.
Photo by Lyn Topinka, 1984 (U.S. Geological Survey).
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Lassen Volcanic Center