Kaena

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  • 21.822°N
  • 158.772°W

  • -1200 m
    -3936 ft

  • 332080
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Water discoloration, sulfur odor, possible boiling water, and possible minor floating pumice were observed 60 km NW of the tip of Oahu on 22 May 1956. There is a seamount at that location at a depth of about 1200 m at the end of the Kaena Ridge. Macdonald (1959) suggested that a submarine eruption may have occurred, but noted that evidence is less certain than that for the 1955 report of a submarine eruption near Necker Island.

Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1956 May 22 ] [ 1956 May 23 ] Uncertain 0  

This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.



Synonyms
Ka'ena

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The following references have all been used during the compilation of data for this volcano, it is not a comprehensive bibliography. Discussion of another volcano or eruption (sometimes far from the one that is the subject of the manuscript) may produce a citation that is not at all apparent from the title.

Hantke G, 1959. Ubersicht uber die Vulkanische Tatigkeit 1954-1956. Bull Volc, 20: 3-36.

Macdonald G A, 1959. The activity of Hawaiian volcanoes during the years 1951-1956. Bull Volc, 22: 3-70.

Sinton J M, Eason D E, Tardona M, Pyle D, van der Zander I, Guillou H, Clague D A, Mahoney J J, 2014. Ka'ena Volcano—A precursor volcano of the island of O'ahu, Hawai'i. GSA Bulletin, First published online May 2, 2014.

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Affiliated Databases

Large Eruptions of Kaena Information about large Quaternary eruptions (VEI >= 4) is cataloged in the Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions (LaMEVE) database of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).
WOVOdat WOVOdat is a database of volcanic unrest; instrumentally and visually recorded changes in seismicity, ground deformation, gas emission, and other parameters from their normal baselines. It is sponsored by the World Organization of Volcano Observatories (WOVO) and presently hosted at the Earth Observatory of Singapore.
EarthChem EarthChem develops and maintains databases, software, and services that support the preservation, discovery, access and analysis of geochemical data, and facilitate their integration with the broad array of other available earth science parameters. EarthChem is operated by a joint team of disciplinary scientists, data scientists, data managers and information technology developers who are part of the NSF-funded data facility Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA). IEDA is a collaborative effort of EarthChem and the Marine Geoscience Data System (MGDS).
Smithsonian Collections Search the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences collections database. Go to the "Search Rocks and Ores" tab and use the Volcano Name drop-down to find samples.