Did you know that Oregon is home to 19 major volcanoes?! A quick rundown on the types of volcanoes found in Oregon:
- Stratovolcano: Think Mt. St Helens and your standard science experiment of making a volcano. Stratovolcanoes are the most common type - making up about 60% of the Earth's volcanoes.
- Cinder Cones: Form around a vent, they're symmetrical, and most have a bowl-shaped crater at the top of them.
- Shield Volcano: Large and low profile. Think of a warrior's shield lying on the ground. The super fluid lava that erupts travels farther than stratovolcano blasts.
- Complex Volcano: Changes in the vent's location make it a complex volcano.
- Volcanic Field: Areas with 10-100 volcanoes containing lava flows and cinder cones.
- Caldera: The top of the volcano erupts and collapses leaving a large crater. Oregon's only national park, Crater Lake, is a caldera. Read more about Crater Lake (and the National Park Anniversary) on last week's blog post!
How many of Oregon's volcanoes have you been to??
- Mount Hood
- Blue Lake Crater
- Sand Mountain
- Mount Washington
- North Sister
- South Sister
- Broken Top
- Davis Lake
- Devils Garden
- Squaw Ridge
- Four Craters
- Cinnamon Butte
- Jordan Craters
- Diamond Craters
- Crater Lake
And now! Take a look at our Volcano Tour at the Newberry Caldera!