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Lost peak

UH researchers uncover evidence of Kaena Volcano, part of a trio that formed Oahu

By Jim Borg

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 10, 2014

~~<p>The long-accepted understanding of Oahu's geology is turned on its head with a new report from the University of Hawaii that a third major volcano contributed to the island's formation.</p>
<p>For decades the common notion was that Oahu was built by two volcanoes &mdash; Wai&shy;anae and Koo&shy;lau, which surrendered their flanks to giant submarine landslides, giving the island the shape it has today.</p>
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The long-accepted understanding of Oahu's geology is turned on its head with a new report from the University of Hawaii that a third major volcano contributed to the island's formation.

For decades the common notion was that Oahu was built by two volcanoes — Wai­anae and Koo­lau, which surrendered their flanks to giant submarine landslides, giving the island the shape it has today. Login for more...



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