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Violent mud-volcano eruption of Lake City hot springs, northeastern California

Donald Edward White
Violent mud-volcano eruption of Lake City hot springs, northeastern California
Bulletin of the Geological Society of America (September 1955) 66 (9): 1109-1130

Abstract

During the night of March 1 and 2, 1951, an inconspicuous group of hot springs and small mud volcanoes in northeastern California burst into spectacular eruption, unequalled by other known mud volcanoes. The eruption cloud of steam, gases, and mud particles rose several thousand feet in the air and distributed fine debris to the southeast for a distance of at least 4 miles. More than 20 acres of the hot-spring area was intensely disturbed and greatly modified by the eruption, estimated to involve at least 6 million cubic feet or 300,000 tons of mud. Several days after the eruption, the area was barely active. The eruption appears to be unique in the history of the springs.


ISSN: 1050-9747
Coden: BUGMAF
Serial Title: Bulletin of the Geological Society of America
Serial Volume: 66
Serial Issue: 9
Title: Violent mud-volcano eruption of Lake City hot springs, northeastern California
Pages: 1109-1130
Published: 195509
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
Accession Number: 1959-033137
Categories: Igneous and metamorphic petrology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus.
N32°30'00" - N42°00'00", W124°30'00" - W114°15'00"
N44°30'00" - N49°00'00", W116°01'60" - W104°01'60"
N35°00'00" - N42°00'00", W120°00'00" - W114°04'60"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Update Code: 1959
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