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Kohala volcano

Updated: Mar 2, 2024 03:38 GMT -
Shield 1668 m / 5472 ft
Hawaiian Islands, United States, 20.08°N / -155.72°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Kohala volcano eruptions: None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene)

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Feb 28, 03:09 pm (Honolulu)
Feb 29, 01:09 GMT


39 km
28 km (17 mi) to the SE 30 mi northwest of Hilo, Hawaii County, Hawaii, USA More
Friday, February 23, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Feb 23, 12:49 am (Honolulu)
Feb 23, 10:49 GMT


32 km
20 km (12 mi) to the E 10.7 mi northeast of Waimea, Hawaii County, Hawaii, USA More
Tuesday, February 20, 2024 GMT (1 quake)
Feb 20, 11:52 am (GMT -10)
Feb 20, 21:52 GMT


15 km
20 km (13 mi) to the NE North Pacific Ocean, 13 mi northeast of Waimea, Hawaii County, Hawaii, USA More


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.
Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS

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