Observations of Deformation

Volcano number:322110
Country:United States
Geodetic measurements?Yes
Deformation observation?Yes
Measurement method(s):GPS - continuous, GPS - campaign, Levelling
Duration of observation:1931, 1985, 1986, 1994, 2002 - 2009, 2011 - present
Inferred cause(s) of deformation:Uncertain
Characteristics of deformation:

Newberry was first surveyed using levelling in 1931 and again by the U.S. Geological Survey Cascades Volcano Observatory in 1985, 1986 and 1994. The 1931 survey was less precise than more recent surveys and consequently the results are uncertain. Comparisons between 1931 – 1994 indicated that the summit area of the volcano had uplifted ~10 cm . However, smaller surveys across the caldera floor in 1985 and 1986 showed that no uplift or subsidence occurred between 1985-1994. The possible uplift is modelled as the intrusion of ~0.06 km³ of magma at a depth of ~10 km beneath the volcano summit (Dzurisin, 1999).
In 2002 and 2009, 27 campaign GPS measurements were made and showed no observable deformation ( In 2011 the Cascades Volcano Observatory installed 8 continuous GPS receivers, which also show no measurable volcanic deformation (CVO website) (

Reference(s):Dzurisin, D. (1999). Results of repeated leveling surveys at Newberry Volcano, Oregon, and near Lassen Peak Volcano, California. Bulletin of Volcanology , 61, pp. 83-91. doi:10.1007/s004450050264
USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO) website
Location:43.722, -121.229
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