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Mauna Loa Volcano, USA

Mauna Loa Volcano, USA, Volcano photo


Mauna Loa Volcano, USA

Mauna Kea, Hawaii's highest volcano, is seen here from the south at the broad Humuulu Saddle between Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa.

The fresh lava flow in the foreground was emplaced during an 1843 eruption that originated on the NE rift zone of Mauna Loa.

The flow traveled directly north to the Mauna Kea saddle, where it was deflected to the west.

The irregular profile of the unvegetated summit region of Mauna Kea shield volcano is produced by a cap of cinder cones and pyroclastic ejecta that is not present at Mauna Loa.

PHOTO SOURCE: Paul Kimberly 1994, courtesy of the Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, used with permission.


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