Carrizozo volcanic field facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsCarrizozo Volcanic Field
|Elevation||1,565 to 1,730 m (5,135 to 5,676 ft)|
|Location||Lincoln County, New Mexico,
|Mountain type||volcanic field|
|Volcanic arc/belt||Rio Grande Rift|
|Last eruption||3250 BCE ± 500 years|
Carrizozo volcanic field is a monogenetic volcanic field located in New Mexico, US. The volcanic field consists of two lava flows, the Broken Back flow and the Carrizozo lava flow, the second youngest in New Mexico. Both lava flows originated from groups of cinder cones. The Broken Back flow is approximately 16 kilometres (10 mi) long and the Carrizozo, one of the largest in the world, is 68 kilometres (42 mi) long, covering 328 square kilometres (127 sq mi) with a volume of 4.2 cubic kilometres (1.0 cu mi).
|Broken Back Crater||-||-|
|Little Black Peak||-||-|
Images for kids
The Carrizozo Malpais is the long dark streak across the bottom half of the image. The red arrowhead marks the location of Trinity site. Sierra Blanca is visible at lower right. The low ridge toward the top of the photo is the Oscura Mountains. Credit: NASA Astronaut photograph ISS008-E-5604, taken at an altitude of 193 miles (311 km).
A close-up view of the lava flows, showing pahoēhoē (Hawaiian for "ropey") lava flow structure.
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