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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03551

The steep walls of Lua Poholo pit crater, immediately NE of Mokuʻāweoweo caldera, expose a small portion of the accumulation of thin, overlapping lava flows that form Mauna Loa. This view from the NE shows the caldera rim to the upper right. Lava flows from recent eruptions fill crater floor, including the most recent 1984 eruption. Photo by Paul Kimberly, 1994  (Smithsonian Institution).

The steep walls of Lua Poholo pit crater, immediately NE of Mokuʻāweoweo caldera, expose a small portion of the accumulation of thin, overlapping lava flows that form Mauna Loa. This view from the NE shows the caldera rim to the upper right. Lava flows from recent eruptions fill crater floor, including the most recent 1984 eruption.

Photo by Paul Kimberly, 1994 (Smithsonian Institution).

Keywords: shield volcano | crater | lava flow | outcrop | stratigraphy | eruption


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