Capulin Volcano
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member Web-ling
N 36° 47.030 W 103° 58.091
13S E 592067 N 4071389
Quick Description: An extinct volcano in NE New Mexico
Location: New Mexico, United States
Date Posted: 10/30/2006 3:51:18 PM
Waymark Code: WMWWP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cache_test_dummies
Views: 33

Long Description:
Capulin Volcano National Monument, located in Northeastern New Mexico, was designated a U.S. National Monument on August 9, 1916.

Capulin Volcano is approximately 4 miles in circumference at the base with a crater diameter of 1450 feet and an elevation of 8182 feet at the highest point.

Capulin Volcano formed during the most recent period of activity in the Raton-Clayton Volcanic Field. The cone rises more than 1,000 feet above the plains and consists chiefly of loose cinders, ash, and other rock debris. These materials were ejected during successive eruptions and fell back upon the vent, piling up to form the conical mountain. The symmetry of Capulin Volcano was preserved because lava did not flow from the main crater but from secondary vents located at the western base of the cone.
Altitude in Feet: 8182

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