Lava flows found to have formed most of islands’ mass
By Marcel Honoré
Oct. 20, 2013
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ASHTON FLINDERS / UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII SOEST This is a 3-D view of the topography of the Hawaiian Islands (gray shaded) and seafloor relief viewed from just south of the Big Island. The colors represent differences in gravity, which researchers from the University of Hawaii and University of Rhode Island used to measure rock density on different parts of the islands.