Long Valley


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Long Valley,

caldera, c.10 by 20 mi (15 by 30 km), Mono co., E Calif., at the eastern edge of the Sierra Nevada. Formed by a catastrophic eruption c.730,000 years ago, Long Valley and nearby areas have been the scene of volcanic activity for more than 3 million years. The resort city of Mammoth Lakes is in the caldera in the southwest section, in an area of many small lakes. Nearby Mammoth Mt., 11,050 ft (3,368 m), on the southwest rim of the caldera, is composed of about dozen lava domes and formed from 200,000 to 50,000 years ago. Devils Postpile National Monument, outside the caldera to the west of Mammoth Mt., protects basaltic columns, some 60 ft (18 m) in height, that formed from lava that erupted 200,000 to 100,000 years ago. North of Mammoth Lakes, the Inyo and Mono crater fields stretch along a 30-mi (50-km) system of volcanic fissures from the northwestern caldera floor toward Mono Lake (87 sq mi/225 sq km). Eruptions in this area began in the caldera 300,000 years ago, moving to the north over time; the most recent eruption formed Paoha Island in Mono Lake and ended c.A.D. 1850. Since the late 1970s seismic and other geologic activity in the Long Valley area has led to concern over the possibility of a new eruption.
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Down that long valley there was at least a certain gloomy grandeur in the huge fires and the clouds of drifting smoke, while the strength and industry of man found fitting monuments in the hills which he had spilled by the side of his monstrous excavations.
This weekend the club are competing for the prestigious inter club Compass Sport Cup Championship at Long Valley, V North Aldershot with captain Alistair Powell hoping they can go one better on last year's second place.
Patricia Cevasco and her husband, Enrico, of Long Valley, N.
According to Sport24, Cricket Victoria has launched the appeal over the charge, which, according to Cricket Australia (CA), was laid as the match umpires considered the change to the pitch, which resulted in the creation of a long valley within the protected area, had been created by means other than natural wear and tear.
I've just finished The Long Valley by author John Steinbeck.
International Armoured Vehicles , the largest show dedicated solely to the armoured vehicles community, will be returning to Farnborough FIVE from 5-8 February 2013, with a new Dynamic Vehicle Experience at the Long Valley Test Track.
The team studied 760,000-year-old rocks, known as the Bishop Tuff, from Long Valley in eastern California.
The 160 kilometre long valley gives excellent opportunities to nature lovers to explore greenery, lakes, rivers and picturesque landscapes of mountains and is most popular summer holiday spots for both local and foreign tourists.
The architecture is inspired by authentic forts from the Liwa Desert, and is located in the Empty Quarter, overlooking a natural long valley that runs for several kilometres from East to West.
Our beautiful 90-mile long Valley of Neelum has been destroyed.
Residents of western Ghor province on Sunday completed a 14-kilometre road passing through a long valley on a self-help basis in two years, a resident and an official said.
If it's lunchtime then sup a pint and enjoy a toasted special at the Long Valley (10 Winthrop Street).