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September 8, 2022 — Ta‘ū Island Coastal Tuff Cone

Detailed Description

The tuff cone on the northwest coast of Ta‘ū Island (near Faleāsao village) is mostly composed of fine-grained ash with larger lithic clasts (fragments of older rock material). Some of these lithic clasts are larger than 1 meter or 3 feet in diameter and are scattered throughout the tuff cone. USGS image by J. Chang.


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