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KAMAKAIA Hills: what are they and why are they there?

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Shown here are three of the main volcanic cones (center and right) that make up the KAMAKAIA Hills on Kīlauea Volcano's Southwest Rift Zone. Findings from a study of the KAMAKAIA Hills that is currently underway by the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory will likely revise the known geologic history of this remote area on Kīlauea and provide new insights on past and future eruptions along the volcano's Southwest Rift Zone. USGS photo.