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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03277

The Mono Lake volcanic field consists of rhyolitic lava domes and flows, phreatic explosion craters, and cinder cones on islands in Mono Lake and on its northern shore.  This view shows explosion craters on Paoha Island, with the Mono Craters dome complex and the Sierra Nevada in the distance to the south.  The ages of the most recent eruptions of the Mono Lake volcanic field range from about 2000 to about 200 years. Photo by Dan Dzurisin, 1983 (U.S. Geological Survey).

The Mono Lake volcanic field consists of rhyolitic lava domes and flows, phreatic explosion craters, and cinder cones on islands in Mono Lake and on its northern shore. This view shows explosion craters on Paoha Island, with the Mono Craters dome complex and the Sierra Nevada in the distance to the south. The ages of the most recent eruptions of the Mono Lake volcanic field range from about 2000 to about 200 years.

Photo by Dan Dzurisin, 1983 (U.S. Geological Survey).


Mono Lake Volcanic Field