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Mount Mazama is a composite volcano. It is made of multiple layers of lava flows and fragmented debris. Mount Mazama had a violent eruption around 5677 B.C., which caused the main height of the volcano to collapse and cr... More »

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Mount Mazama last erupted in 2290 B.C. The eruption was so severe that the volcano collapsed, forming a caldera. This means that during the eruption, the volcano sank into the ground, creating a giant crater. The crater ... More »

Mount Mazama last erupted in 2290 B.C. The eruption was so severe that the volcano collapsed, forming a caldera. This means that during the eruption, the volcano sank into the ground, creating a giant crater. The crater ... More »

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