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More than 95% of the eastern Snake River Plain (ESRP) is covered by basaltic lava flows erupted in the Brunhes Normal-Polarity Chron; thus they are younger than 730 ka. About 13% of the area of the ESRP is covered by lava fields of latest Pleistocene and Holocene age <15 ka. More than 90% of the basalt volume of the ESRP is included in coalesced shield and lava-cone volcanoes made up dominantly of tube- and surface-fed pahoehoe flows. Deposits of fissure-type, tephra-cone, and hydrovolcanic eruptions constitute a minor part of the basalt volume of the ESRP.

Eight latest Pleistocene and Holocene...

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