Holocene Eruptions of Mauna Kea Volcano, Hawaii

Science  23 Apr 1971:
Vol. 172, Issue 3981, pp. 375-377
DOI: 10.1126/science.172.3981.375


Postglacial lava flows, interstratified with thick locally derived sheets of tephra, cover some 27.5 square kilometers on the south slope of Mauna Kea. Most of the volcanics were erupted about 4500 years ago and overlie a regionally extensive paleosol which developed largely during the last glaciation.