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Hiva Oa volcano

Shield 1067 m / 3501 ft
Marquesas Islands, France, -9.78°S / -139.03°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Hiva Oa volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
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The Marquesas Islands show an age progression with the youngest volcanoes occurring at the SE end of the chain. Hiva Oa, a large shield volcano with a caldera truncated on the south side, is the NW-most volcano of the chain with some Pleistocene activity. Potassium-Argon dates range from 2.48-1.58 million years ago (Duncan and Mcdougall 1974). Radiometric ages for Tahuata Island, immediately south of Hiva Oa, are Pliocene.
Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

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