Newberry Crater

OPB | Feb. 1, 1998 7:30 p.m.

Looking at the beautiful scenery surrounding central Oregon’s Newberry Crater today, one would never guess that this was once the sight of hellish, megaton explosions and fountains of boiling rock. The Newberry Crater area has been one of violent volcanic activity for centuries. The crater itself is a massive hole left over from a volcano that erupted and caved in on itself. Visit the mountain and learn about its rich and active history.

First Broadcast: 1998
Producer: Newman

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