Lō‘ihi seamount (blue mound in foreground) as seen in topographic a...

Lō‘ihi seamount (blue mound in foreground) as seen in topographic a...

Detailed Description

Recent mappping of Lo`ihi by Moore and Chadwick identified three landslides that slipped from the seamount's east, west, and south flanks. Each "produced cookie-cutter style amphitheaters reaching nearly to the crest of the volcano, and masses of hummocky debris extending downslope. The extraordinary extent of mass wasting on Lō‘ihi has left its rift zones as narrow blade-like ridges that do not display as much of the lobate and hummockly morphology of the other submarine rift zones ridges" from Hawai`i's other volcanoes.

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Data compiled by J.G. Moore and W.W. Chadwick