Kauai Volcano | John Seach


Kauai, Hawaii

22.1 N, 159.5 W
summit elevation 1598 m
Shield volcano

Kauai is the 3rd largest Hawaiian volcano. Kauai contains an enormous caldera and large submarine landslides.

Further reading
Holcomb, Robin T., et al. "Evidence for two shield volcanoes exposed on the island of Kauai, Hawaii." Geology 25.9 (1997): 811-814.

Clague, D.A. and Dalrymple, G.B., 1988. Age and petrology of alkalic postshield and rejuvenated-stage lava from Kauai, Hawaii. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology99(2), pp.202-218.

McDougall, I., 1979. Age of shield-building volcanism of Kauai and linear migration of volcanism in the Hawaiian Island chain. Earth and Planetary Science Letters46(1), pp.31-42.

Kauai Volcano Eruptions

520,000 years ago