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Mauna Kea vulkaan

Shield volcano 4205 m / 13,796 ft
United States, Hawaiian Islands, 19.82°N / -155.47°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: niet gespecifieerd
Mauna Kea vulkaanuitbarstingen: 2460 BC ±100 years
TijdMag. / DiepteAfstandLocatie
Fri, 18 Oct 2019
Fri, 18 Oct 17:03 UTCM 1.7 / 8.5 km23 km15km SE of Waikoloa, Hawaii (USA)
Mon, 14 Oct 2019
Mon, 14 Oct 04:44 UTCM 1.7 / 0.2 km24 km10km SE of Honoka'a, Hawaii (USA)
Thu, 10 Oct 2019
Thu, 10 Oct 08:09 UTCM 2.2 / 38.6 km18 km13km SSW of Honoka'a, Hawaii (USA)
Sat, 5 Oct 2019
Sat, 5 Oct 05:16 UTCM 2.2 / 0.8 km28 km3km SSE of Waimea, Hawaii (USA)
Fri, 27 Sep 2019
Fri, 27 Sep 01:12 UTCM 1.4 / 1.2 km13 km27km SE of Waikoloa, Hawaii (USA)
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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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