Ubehebe Crater

Ubehebe Crater is a volcanic crater formed between 2 and 7 kya as a result of hot magma rising along a fault line reaching the groundwater, causing a steam explosion. This sort of feature is known as a Maar and isn’t a volcano in the normal sense. No lava flows emanated from this area. Adjacent to Ubehebe Crater is Little Hebe Crater, a smaller version, formed around the same time.

Bottom of Ubehebe Crater.
Bottom of Ubehebe Crater.
A thick later of volcanic debris on top of the original strata.
A thick later of volcanic debris on top of the original strata.
Detail of the volcanic debris layers at the rim of the crater.
Detail of the volcanic debris layers at the rim of the crater.
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