Mauna Kea vulcano

Shield volcano 4205 m / 13,796 ft
United States, Hawaiian Islands, 19.82°N / -155.47°W
Stato attuale: normal or dormant (1 di 5)
Last update: 15 Dec 2020 (strong earthquake on NW flank; greater than M 4)

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Stile eruttivo tipico: non specificato
Eruzioni del vulcano Mauna Kea: 2460 BC ±100 years

Latest nearby earthquakes

Data / oraMag. / ProfonditàDistanzaUbicazione
Sat, 15 May 2021 (GMT) (2 Terremoti)
15 May 2021 19:48:05 GMT
2.4

8.3 km - Di più
km12 Km NW of Mountain View, Hawaii, USA
15 May 2021 11:28:36 GMT
2.0

2.6 km - Di più
km10 Km WSW of Volcano, Hawaii, USA
Thu, 13 May 2021 (GMT) (2 Terremoti)
13 May 2021 16:00:32 GMT
1.7

7.9 km - Di più
km13 km a nord est da Kalaoa, Contea di Hawaii County, Stati Uniti
13 May 2021 14:01:02 GMT
1.7

9.4 km - Di più
km13 Km NNE of Kalaoa, Hawaii, USA
Wed, 12 May 2021 (GMT) (1 terremoto)
12 May 2021 18:33:51 GMT
0.2

6.5 km - Di più
km4 Km W of Volcano, Hawaii, USA

Sfondo

Mauna Kea, Hawaii's highest volcano, reaches 4205 m, only 35 m above its neighbor, Mauna Loa. In contrast to Mauna Loa, Mauna Kea lacks a summit caldera and is capped by a profusion of cinder cones and pyroclastic deposits. Mauna Kea's rift zones are less pronounced than on neighboring volcanoes, and the eruption of voluminous, late-stage pyroclastic material has buried much of the early basaltic shield volcano, giving the volcano a steeper and more irregular profile. This transition took place about 250,000 to 200,000 years ago, and much of Mauna Kea, whose Hawaiian name means "White Mountain," was constructed during the Pleistocene. Its age and high altitude make it the only Hawaiian volcano with glacial moraines. A road that reaches a cluster of astronomical observatories on the summit also provides access to seasonal tropical skiing. The latest eruptions at Mauna Kea produced a series of cinder cones and lava flows from vents on the northern and southern flanks during the early to mid Holocene.
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Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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