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East Molokai volcano

Shield 1506 m / 4941 ft
Hawaiian Islands, United States, 21.12°N / -156.87°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
East Molokai volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
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East Molokai volcano was constructed along an E-W trending rift zone. The northern half of the volcano is truncated by a cliff more than 1 km high resulting from the massive Wailau debris avalanche that extended more than 100 km N (Moore et al. 1989). The youngest eruptive products formed the small Kalaupapa shield volcano that created a peninsula off the north coast between about 0.57 and 0.35 million years ago (Langenheim and Plague 1987).
Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

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