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Submarine volcanic features west of Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii

Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research

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Abstract

Visual observations of submarine volcanic vents were made from the submersible vehicle DSV "Sea Cliff" in water depths between 1310 and 690 m, west of Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii. Glass-rich, shelly submarine lavas surround circular 1- to 3-m-diameter volcanic vents between 1050 and 690 m depth in an area west-northwest of the southernpoint (Keei Pt.) of Kealakekua Bay. Eye-witness accounts indicate that this area was the site of a submarine eruption on February 24, 1877. Chemical analyses of lavas from these possible seafloor vent areas indicate that the eruptive products are very similar in composition to volcanic rocks produced by historic eruptions of Mauna Loa volcano. ?? 1980.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Submarine volcanic features west of Kealakekua Bay, Hawaii
Series title:
Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research
Volume
7
Issue:
3-4
Year Published:
1980
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
323
Last page:
337
Number of Pages:
15