Currently being updated.
Automatic reload in seconds.

Subscribe: RSS Podcast iTunes
Episode 768             Episode 770
Episode 769

Newberry Volcano
Thu, 2019-Jun-13 00:08 UTC
Length - 3:58

Direct Link

Welcome to featured Wiki of the Day where we read the summary of the featured Wikipedia article every day.

The featured article for Thursday, 13 June 2019 is Newberry Volcano.

Newberry Volcano is a large active shield-shaped stratovolcano located 35 miles (56 km) east of the major crest of the Cascade Range and about 20 miles (32 km) south of Bend, Oregon, within the Newberry National Volcanic Monument. Its highest point is Paulina Peak. The largest volcano in the Cascade Volcanic Arc, Newberry has an area of 1,200 square miles (3,100 km2) when its lava flows are taken into account. From north to south, the volcano has a length of 75 miles (121 km), with a width of 27 miles (43 km) and a total volume of approximately 120 cubic miles (500 km3). It was named for the geologist and surgeon John Strong Newberry, who explored central Oregon for the Pacific Railroad Surveys in 1855. The surrounding area has been inhabited by Native American populations for more than 10,000 years.

The volcano contains a large caldera 4 by 5 miles (6.4 km × 8.0 km) in diameter, known as the Newberry Caldera. Within the caldera there are two lakes (Paulina Lake and East Lake). The volcano and its vicinity include many pyroclastic cones, lava flows and lava domes; it has more than 400 vents, the most of any volcano in the contiguous United States. Glaciers may have once been present at the volcano, though this remains contested. The volcano has a dry climate with low precipitation levels and little surface runoff.

The origin of the volcano remains somewhat unclear; some scientists believe it originated from an independent hotspot, based on evidence that indicates that it formed from the subduction of the oceanic Juan de Fuca and Gorda tectonic plates under the continental North American tectonic plate. Eruptive activity began about 600,000 years ago and has continued into the Holocene, the last eruption taking place 1,300 years ago. Unlike other volcanoes with shield shapes, which often erupt basaltic lavas, the Newberry Volcano has also erupted andesitic and rhyolitic lavas. A popular destination for hiking, fishing, boating, and other recreational activities, the volcano lies within 19 miles (31 km) of 16,400 people and within 62 miles (100 km) of nearly 200,000 people and continues to pose a threat to life. Still considered an active volcano, it could erupt and produce lava flows, pyroclastic flows, lahars (volcanically induced mudslides, landslides, and debris flows), ashfall, earthquakes, avalanches, and floods. To track this threat, the volcano and its surroundings are closely monitored with sensors by the United States Geological Survey.

This recording reflects the Wikipedia text as of 00:08 UTC on Thursday, 13 June 2019.

For the full current version of the article, see Newberry Volcano on Wikipedia.

This podcast is produced by Abulsme Productions based on Wikipedia content and is released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.

Visit for our archives, sister podcasts, and swag. Please subscribe to never miss an episode. You can also follow @WotDpod on Twitter.

Abulsme Productions produces the current events podcast Curmudgeon's Corner as well. Check it out in your podcast player of choice.

This has been Salli. Thank you for listening to featured Wiki of the Day.

For current episodes, or for the rest of the Wiki of the Day family of podcasts go here.

Archive Episodes:
1-100  101-200  201-300  301-400  401-500
501-600  601-700  701-800  801-900  901-1000
1001-1100  1101-1124  

  Buy WotD Stuff!!

Feedback welcome at

These podcasts are produced by Abulsme Productions based on Wikipedia content.

They are released under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Creative Commons License

Abulsme Productions also produces Curmudgeon's Corner, a current events podcast.

If you like that sort of thing, check it out too!

Page cached at 2020-06-02 18:50:04 UTC
Original calculation time was 1.1644 seconds

Page displayed at 2020-06-04 15:55:55 UTC
Page generated in 0.0044 seconds