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Haleakalā Crater at sunrise
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Sunrise view from Pa ka'oao into the Haleakalā Crater. However, this depression is most likely not of volcanic origin. Instead it represents the head of two erosional valleys leading down through the Ko'olau Gap (seen in the centre of the image) and the Kaupō Gap. Haleakalā was last erupting at some time in the period between 1480 and 1790.

Monday 9 August 2010 by Martin Mergili in Australia and Oceania / Hawai'i | Maui (4253 visits)