Kahoolawe Volcano | John Seach


Maui, Hawaii

20.57 N, 156.57 W
summit elevation 450 m
Shield volcano

Kahoolawe is an uninhabited island SW of Maui.
Cinder cones in the caldera on the western side of Kanapou Bay may have erupted in the past 10,000 years.

Further reading
Fodor, R. V., and G. R. Bauer. "Did Kahoolawe volcano, Hawaii, evolve to alkalic composition magmatism?." The Journal of Geology 120.2 (2012): 191-202.

Huang, Shichun, et al. "Enriched components in the Hawaiian plume: evidence from Kahoolawe Volcano, Hawaii." Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 6.11 (2005).

Leeman, W. P., et al. "Geochemical variations in lavas from Kahoolawe volcano, Hawaii: evidence for open system evolution of plume-derived magmas." Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology 116.1 (1994): 62-77.

Kahoolawe Volcano Eruptions

Possible eruptions 10,000 years ago