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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
Mon, 17 Jun 2019
Mon, 17 Jun 17:47 UTCM 1.9 / 18.1 km7 km26km SE of Waimea, Hawaii (USA)
Mon, 17 Jun 04:16 UTCM 1.7 / 19.3 km8 km32km W of Pepeekeo, Hawaii (USA)
Wed, 12 Jun 2019
Wed, 12 Jun 03:53 UTCM 2.1 / 31.1 km14 km15km SSW of Honoka'a, Hawaii (USA)
Tue, 11 Jun 2019
Tue, 11 Jun 06:52 UTCM 1.9 / 9 km21 kmHawaii region, Hawaii (USA)
Thu, 6 Jun 2019
Thu, 6 Jun 05:08 UTCM 2.2 / 37.2 km26 km6km ESE of Waimea, Hawaii (USA)
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Background:

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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