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Bathymetry of the southwest flank of Mauna Loa Volcano, Hawaii

Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 2255

Prepard in cooperation with the U.S. Geological Survey - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminstration Joint Office for Mapping and Research
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Abstract

Much of the seafloor topography in the map area is on the southwest submarine flank of the currently active Mauna Loa Volcano. The benches and blocky hills shown on the map were shaped by giant landslides that resulted from instability of the rapidly growing volcano. These landslides were imagined during a 1986 to 1991 swath sonar program of the United States Hawaiian Exclusive Economic Zone, a cooperative venture by the U.S. Geological Survey and the British Institute of Oceanographic Sciences (Lipman and others, 1988; Moore and others, 1989). Dana Seamount (and probably also the neighboring Day Seamount) are apparently Cretaceous in age, based on paleomagnetic studies, and predate the growth of the Hawaiian Ridge volcanoes (Sager and Pringle, 1990).

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Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Bathymetry of the southwest flank of Mauna Loa Volcano, Hawaii
Series title:
Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
Series number:
2255
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1994
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Description:
Map: 29.49 x 33.74 inches
Country:
United States
State:
Hawai'i
Other Geospatial:
Mauna Loa Volcano
Scale:
150000