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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03574

The snow-covered Mauna Kea summit exhibits scoria cones that formed late in the volcano's eruptive history, seen here from the SW. The high altitude makes it the only Hawaiian volcano that is known to have had glaciers.  Photo by Don Swanson (U.S. Geological Survey).

The snow-covered Mauna Kea summit exhibits scoria cones that formed late in the volcano's eruptive history, seen here from the SW. The high altitude makes it the only Hawaiian volcano that is known to have had glaciers.

Photo by Don Swanson (U.S. Geological Survey).

Keywords: shield volcano | scoria cone


Mauna Kea