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 Soda Lakes
Soda Lakes maar located in west-Central Nevada.

Quick Facts

Two lake-filled maars, Soda Lake and Little Soda Lake, lie northwest of the town of Fallon. The basaltic maars were formed subaerially, post-dating the Pleistocene glacial Lake Lahontan, and were estimated to be less than 10,000 years old and perhaps even less than 1,500 years old (Garside and Schilling, 1979; Price and LaPointe, 1998). The larger maar, Soda Lake, is about 1.3 x 2 km (0.8 to 1.2 mi) wide and is elongated in a northeast to southwest direction. The 300 m (about 1000 ft) wide Little Soda Lake lies south of Soda Lake. The late-Pleistocene Upsal Hogback cones lie to the north-northeast of Soda Lakes. The maars are the site of a geothermal prospect that may have discharged hot springs through the end of the 19th century.
Location: Nevada, Churchill County
Latitude: 39.53° N
Longitude: 118.87° W
Elevation: 1,251 (m) 4,104 (f)
Volcano type: maars
Composition: basalt
Most recent eruption: Holocene
Nearby towns: Fallon
Threat Potential: Moderate *