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Geologic map of Kalaupapa Peninsula, Moloka‘i, Hawai‘i, USA

December 13, 2012

Kalaupapa Peninsula, along the northern coast of East Moloka‘i volcano, is a remarkably well-preserved example of rejuvenated-stage volcanism from a Hawaiian volcano. Mapping of lava flows, vents and other volcanic constructs reveals a diversity of landforms on this small monogenetic basaltic shield. The late-stage lava distributary system of this shield is dominated by a prominent lava channel and tube system emanating from the primary vent, Kauhakō crater. This system, along with several smaller examples, fed five prominent rootless vents downslope from Kauhakō. This map shows the subaerial part of this volcanic construct at 1:30,000 scale and encompasses an area of approximately 20.6 km2.

Citation Information

Publication Year 2012
Title Geologic map of Kalaupapa Peninsula, Moloka‘i, Hawai‘i, USA
DOI 10.1080/17445647.2012.716751
Authors Chris H. Okubo
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Journal of Maps
Series Number
Index ID 70041464
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Astrogeology Science Center

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