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Hawaii’s Mauna Kea Volcano, USA

19.8N 155.4W

July 5th, 2009 Category: Volcanoes

Hawaii, USA - June 28th, 2009

Hawaii, USA - June 28th, 2009

Mauna Kea is a dormant volcano in the post-shield stage of volcanic evolution, located in the state of Hawaii, USA. It is one of five volcanoes which together form the island of Hawaii.

The peak of Mauna Kea is 13,803 feet (4,207 m) above mean sea level but 33,476 feet (10,203 m) above its base on the floor of the Pacific Ocean. It is the world’s tallest mountain by this measure, taller than Mount Everest, which is the highest mountain above sea level.

Pu’u Wekiu is the highest of the numerous cinder cones on the summit plateau and the highest point in the state. Various cones are visible in this orthorectified ASAR (radar) image.

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