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USGS Geology in the Parks

List of National Parks within Hawaii's Provinces

This is an abbreviated list of parks within Hawai'i that showcase geology. Due to the location of Hawai'i, the state represents its own geologic province. The individual park name is a link to the park's National Park Service page. Pages listed beneath are links to web sites featuring pertinant USGS geologic investigations, geology tours, or publications. To return to Hawaii's Provinces, click here. To return to the clickable map of Geologic Provinces, click here.

Lava spattering from the west vent in West Gap Pit of Pu`u `O`o
Lava spattering from the west vent in West Gap Pit of Pu`u `O`o sails over a hornito on the rim of the pit, now filled with lava. Several flows spilled from the pit down the northwest flank of Pu`u `O`o, adding yet more lava to the west shield. The hornito and West Gap Pit were present before this most recent activity. - USGS photo from HVO.

Haleakala NP

Information on East Maui, or Haleakala -- 'A Potentially Hazardous Volcano'

Mapping young lava flows on Haleakala's crater floors

Hawaii Volcanoes NP

USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

Kilauea's main updates page for the USGS, contains pictures and movies as well as data.

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