Kilauea

Kilauea (HM1ZCR)

Location: Mountain View, HI 96771 Hawaii County
Country: United States of America

N 19° 25.771', W 155° 15.436'

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Rising Smoke Cloud

—Hawaii Volcanoes National Park —

A caldera has likely existed at Kilauea's summit for as long as has the volcano. Collapse occurred repeatedly as magma swelled the summit area and then drained rapidly through the flanking rift zones. Large fault blocks have formed here and at Uwekahuna Bluff as repeated collapse steepened the caldera walls.

Since the last major collapse, repeated overflows of Halemaumau and eruptions from the caldera floor have partially refilled the basin. Early Western explorers described a much different scene, with cliffs 900 feet high. Today cliffs are half that height, indication the pace of caldera filling during historic time.

(Inscription at the bottom of the image) Kilauea Caldera
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HM NumberHM1ZCR
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Placed ByNational Park Service US Department of Interior
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Date Added Monday, July 3rd, 2017 at 6:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)5Q E 262991 N 2149907
Decimal Degrees19.42951667, -155.25726667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 19° 25.771', W 155° 15.436'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds19° 25' 46.26" N, 155° 15' 26.16" W
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Area Code(s)808
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 99-150 Crater Rim Drive, Mountain View HI 96771, US
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