South Highway 395
P.O. Box 757
Bishop, CA 93515
FAX: (760) 872-2639
Monmonth Volcano & Lava Field
US Geological Survey
Location: California, Mono County
Latitude: 37.82° N
Longitude: 119.02° W
Elevation: 2,629 (m) 8,625 (f)
Volcano type: lava domes
Most recent eruption: about 300 years ago
Nearby towns: Crestview, Mammoth Lakes
Threat Potential: High *
The Mono-Inyo Craters are a 29-km (18 mi) long chain of silicic lava domes, lava flows, and explosion craters
found along the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada range between Mono Lake and Long Valley Caldera.
INYO-MONO EARTHQUAKE HAZARDS
Inyo and Mono counties lie astride the eastern side of the California’s Sierra Nevada range and are home to spectacular scenery that is world famous. Those lucky enough to live among the mountains and valleys know how breathtaking the area can be. But this region has been fashioned by tremendous geologic forces, witnessed by the incredible steep slope from Mt. Whitney to the Owens Valley in Inyo County. Inyo-Mono, like all of California, is earthquake country. Understanding the risks and preparing to survive and recover can help keep your family safe.
Residents of the eastern Sierra counties of Mono and Inyo live less than 15 miles from a fault that can have a damaging earthquake. Active faults along the front of the range, as well as within the basins and have produced earthquakes that have had a human toll in historic times.