Aerial and Topographic Analysis of Quaternary Faulting at SP Crater Lava Flow, San Francisco Volcanic Field, Arizona, USA: Hightlighting Undergraduate Research in Geology

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2015

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Approximately 60,000 years ago SP Crater, situated in the north- central part of the San Francisco volcanic field between Flagstaff and Grand Canyon, Arizona, erupted and flowed into a structural graben bound by late Quaternary faults. SP Crater is one of about 610 cinder cone volcanoes and 8 large dome complexes in the volcanic field which were emplaced between 6 Ma and 900 years ago, covering an area of about 5,000 km2 and volcanic volume of about 500 km3 (Tanaka et al., 1986; Conway et al., 1998).

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  • Report

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  • critical issues, database publication, hazards, volcano, arizona