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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey in [Reston, Va.] .
Written in English


  • Volcanoes -- Hawaii.,
  • Hualalai Volcano (Hawaii)

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Microfiche. [Denver, Colo. : U.S. Geological Survey, 1996] 1 microfiche.

Statementby Jim Kauahikaua and Bobby Camara.
SeriesOpen-file report -- 96-671., U.S. Geological Survey open-file report -- 96-671.
ContributionsCamara, Bobby., Geological Survey (U.S.)
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Pagination1 v.
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Open LibraryOL17697578M

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Jim P. Kauahikaua, Bobby Camara, "Most recent eruptions of Hualalai Volcano, Hawai'i: Geological evidence from the historical record", Volcanic Hazards and Disasters in Human Antiquity, Floyd W. McCoy, Grant Heiken. Get this from a library! The most recent eruptions of Hualilai Volcano, Hawai'i: an annotated bibliography. [James P Kauahikaua; Bobby Camara; Geological Survey (U.S.)]. The summit of Hualalai rises to m (ft) above sea level. The volcano is the westernmost of the 5 major Big Island volcanoes. It has a well-developed Northwest rift zone, a moderately well-developed South-Southeast rift zone, and a poorly developed North rift zone. The most recent eruption of occurred along the Northwest rift zone. The earthquakes were most likely caused by an intrusion of magma beneath the volcano. Two large earthquakes (each about magnitude ) destroyed houses, water tanks, stone fences, and roadways. For these reasons, Hualālai is considered a potentially dangerous volcano that is likely to erupt again. Location: Island of Hawai‘i.

Emplacement of the most recent lava flows on Hualalai Volcano, Hawai'i Article (PDF Available) in Bulletin of Volcanology 64(3) January with Reads How we measure 'reads'. Overall there are 45 volcanoes with ongoing eruptions as of the Stop Dates indicated, and as reported through the last data update (17 April ), sorted with the most recently started eruption at the top. Information about more recently started eruptions can be found in the Weekly Report. Although detailed statistics are not kept on daily activity, generally there are around 20 volcanoes. eruption The last (and only) historical eruption of Hualalai volcano was witnessed by one of Captain Cook's expedition crew members who had remained on the island. The eruption occurred from 2 fissure vents which fed 2 large lava flows to the west and northwest. rows  Hualalai volcano, at the western end of the island, is the third youngest shield volcano on .

The volcano has 3 rift zones, the most prominent is the northwest rift, which is about 40 km long and continues into the sea to a depth of m. Background: Hualalai volcano, at the western end of the island, is the third youngest shield volcano on Hawaii. At m, it is dwarfed by its massive neighbors, Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea. Hualalai is the westernmost of the three active volcanoes on the Island of Hawai'i. Eruptions have occurred every few hundred years from its summit and rift zones. The most recent eruptions took place at the beginning of the 19th century from multiple vents; of the produced flows, only the Hu'ehu'e Author: J.P. Kauahikaua, Bobby Camara.   With its conic shape, Fissure 8 is the most prominent feature of the eruption in Kilauea’s lower East Rift Zone. Now a small group appointed by .   And it is here where some of the most recent eruptions of Hualalai occurred around A.D. Dramatic craters, eruptive fissures, lava tubes, spatter ribbon, cinders, Pele’s tears, and lava channels are just some of the spectacular formations to discover here. The most striking volcanic features you encounter are the dramatic craters.