Will Craters of the Moon volcanoes erupt again in the future?

Answered by Doug Owen, Park Geologist, Craters of the Moon National Monument. Originally answered March 2012. Craters of the Moon is a dormant rather than an extinct volcanic area. The volcanoes here are not dead, only sleeping. Indications of impending eruptions — earthquakes, the opening of steam vents, and ground swelling — have not occurred…