How to deal with a big crater lake volcano
In October, Lake Tahoe erupted and spewed out lava, which has since been frozen solid.
Today, a new crater lake erupts in the area and is just one of the dozens of big lava flows erupting in the Great Basin over the past several years.
But unlike most big volcanoes, Lake Mead has been dormant for almost a decade.
It is not clear how long it will remain dormant for, or how much damage the lava flows will do.
In the meantime, some scientists say the lava has already caused more than $2 billion in damage to the Great Lakes.
The Lake Mead volcano, which was last active in the 1970s, is one of about 100 known volcanic lakes that make up the Great Salt Lake Basin.
They form when water evaporates from mountain ranges, pools underground, and then evaporates again.
But this time, the lake burst into flames, producing a superheated plume of molten rock.
The plume is still visible today, and the eruption also released large quantities of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, and sulfuric acid, according to NASA.
As of Friday, it had produced more than 1.6 billion tons of sulfuric gas, according a National Weather Service bulletin.
But there was no immediate cause for concern.
“There’s a lot of sulfur in there,” said Brian Koester, a meteorologist with the U.S. Geological Survey.
“That’s what the gases are doing to us.”
The Great Salt Flats and Lake Mead are part of the Colorado Plateau, a huge area that covers about 1.4 million square miles (2.3 million square kilometers) of the state.
The Colorado Plateaus are a major geological feature in the western United States.
The area was first covered by glaciers millions of years ago, then later filled by landmasses, and today is covered by the Utah and Colorado Rivers.
The Great Basin is a huge expanse of water that sits at the intersection of the two main basins.
Scientists say the lake, which sits about 1,200 miles (1,700 kilometers) from the nearest major town, is the second largest lake in the U, after Lake Mead in Utah.
But it’s only the second-largest lake in Utah, behind Lake Mead.
Lake Mead is about 50 miles (80 kilometers) long, and Lake Powell is about 500 miles (800 kilometers) in length.
Lake Mead is a very large lake, about 300 miles (480 kilometers) across, with a volume of about three trillion cubic feet (3.6 trillion cubic meters), or nearly four times the volume of Lake Mead, according the U (NASA/GSFC).
But because it sits at an elevation of more than 5,000 feet (1.8 kilometers), it is considered relatively shallow.
The surface area of the lake is about one-quarter of a mile (1 kilometer) square, but that area is only about half the area of Lake Powell, which is more than twice the size of Lake Mitchell.
The two lakes sit at the mouth of a tributary of the Rio Grande, which flows into Lake Powell.
Scientists believe the lava was likely triggered by the impact of a large meteorite, which hit Lake Mead as it was erupting, or a meteorite impact that erupted in the middle of the night, according The Associated Press.
But some scientists have questioned whether the lake will erupt again.
“There’s no indication of any further activity that we know of,” Koeser said.
“It’s been dormant, it’s been inactive for quite some time, and there are still quite a few other big lava lakes in the basin.
There’s not a lot to indicate this one will erupt.”
Lake Powell, however, is active and spewing out lava.
It was recently photographed erupting and has produced more sulfur dioxide than Lake Mead did in October.
This eruption is still being monitored, but scientists say they believe it is only a matter of time before Lake Powell erupts again.