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Geology of Kilauea

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Lava Flows and Lava Tubes on Kīlauea
with Matt Patrick - Geologist, USGS - Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
length - 00:04:13
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Formation of Kilauea Caldera and its Violent Past
with Don Swanson - Geologist, USGS - Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
length - 00:04:05
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Deformation on Kilauea
with Mike Poland - Geophysicist, USGS - Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
length - 00:05:43
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Did You Know?

`iliahi is the Hawaiian name for sandalwood.

During the 1800's, vast quantities of fragrant sandalwood were the first major export of the Hawaiian Islands. The trade nearly caused the extinction of `iliahi or sandalwood (Santalum paniculatum).