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Kohala volcano

Shield 1668 m / 5472 ft
Hawaiian Islands, United States, 20.08°N / -155.72°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5) | Reports
Kohala volcano books
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Kohala volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene) No recent earthquakes
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation

Background:

The oldest of the volcanoes comprising the island of Hawaii, Kohala forms an oval shield constructed along two NW-SE trending rift zones at the NW tip of the island. Large valleys cut into the NE flanks, including the dramatic Waipio Valley, correspond to the headwall region of the massive Pololu debris avalanche that extended 130 km NE. A caldera that apparently formed during the shield stage was buried by post shield lavas. The youngest volcanic series (the Hawk volcanics) are Potassium-Argon age dated between 0.26-0.06 million years ago.
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