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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03564

Lua Poholo pit crater is immediately NE of Moku’aweoweo caldera. The crater walls expose a small portion of the massive pile of thin, overlapping lava flows that have formed the summit of Mauna Loa. This 1987 view from the NE shows the western Moku’aweoweo caldera rim. The lava flows covering the caldera floor of the caldera were erupted in 1984. Photo by Richard Fiske, 1987 (Smithsonian Institution).

Lua Poholo pit crater is immediately NE of Moku’aweoweo caldera. The crater walls expose a small portion of the massive pile of thin, overlapping lava flows that have formed the summit of Mauna Loa. This 1987 view from the NE shows the western Moku’aweoweo caldera rim. The lava flows covering the caldera floor of the caldera were erupted in 1984.

Photo by Richard Fiske, 1987 (Smithsonian Institution).

Keywords: caldera | stratigraphy | lava | geology | exposure | crater


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