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Kauai volcano

Shield 1668 m / 5472 ft
Hawaiian Islands, United States, 22.07°N / -159.5°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Kauai volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
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Background:

Kauai Island is composed of a single large eroded shield volcano with a summit caldera 15-20 km in diameter and two flank calderas. Large Pliocene debris avalanches extended to the north and south. The spectacular Waimea Canyon and Napalm cliffs on the NW coast are products of extensive erosion. Most of the volcano is of Pliocene age; however, rejuvenation of activity during the Pleistocene produced lavas and cones over the eastern two-thirds of the island Potassium-Argon dated 1.40-0.6 million years ago (Macdonald and Abbott 1970).
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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