(Answer) How was Oregon’s Crater Lake formed?

Quiz Question: How was Oregon’s Crater Lake formed?

The given options are:

  • A volcanic eruption
  • Overzealous WPA workers
  • A meteorite

Correct Answer: A volcanic eruption

Info: Sometime around 5700 BCE, the now-dormant Mount Mazama erupted, losing roughly 3,000 feet of its height as it collapsed in on itself. The cataclysm formed a depression that gradually filled with water, which is now the centerpiece of Crater Lake National Park.

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