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Mount McLoughlin and Brown Mountain Volcanoes, Oregon, USA

42.4N 122.3W

July 6th, 2009 Category: Volcanoes

Oregon, USA - June 30th, 2009

Oregon, USA - June 30th, 2009

This orthorectified ASAR (radar) image gives a fine view of the mountainous regions of western Oregon, USA, home to some of the most prominent mountain peaks in the country.

Of particular interest here, in the lower right quadrant, are two volcanoes: Mount McLoughlin (above) and Brown Mountain (below).

Mount McLoughlin is a shield volcano in the Cascade Range of southern Oregon and within the Sky Lakes Wilderness area. It is one of the volcanic peaks in the Cascade Volcanic Arc.

Brown Mountain, on the other hand, is a small basaltic andesite to andesite shield volcano located in Oregon’s Klamath and Jackson counties.

Towards the center of the image is a cluster of white dots, showing the location of the city of Medford, situated in the remains of ancient volcanic flow areas.

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