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Haleakala Crater (2006)

A wide overview of the Haleakala crater on Maui, from the Visitor Center overlook 2969 meters above sea level.

Strictly speaking, the top of the Haleakala volcano isn’t actually a crater. It’s an eroded valley formed by wind and rain during a lengthy lull in volcanic activity. Resumed eruptions partially filled in the valley and formed a collection of colorful “cinder cones” around the lava vents.


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