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Geologic Unit: Puna

Usage:

Puna Basalt (HI*)


Subunits:

(alphabetical) --all in HI*: Keanakakoi Ash Member, Uwekahuna Ash Member.


Geologic age:

Holocene*


Type section, locality, area and/or origin of name:

Type section: Uwekahuna Bluff, Kilauea Crater [Lat. 19 deg. 25 min. 43 sec. N., Long. 155 deg. 17 min. 01 sec. W., Kilauea Crater 7.5-min quadrangle], Island of Hawaii, HI (Easton, 1987).
Type locality: walls of Kilauea caldera, Island of Hawaii, HI. Named from Puna district, Island of Hawaii, HI, where rocks of series are most abundant (Stearns and Macdonald, 1946).


AAPG geologic province:

Hawaii


For more information, please contact Nancy Stamm, Geologic Names Committee Secretary.

Asterisk (*) indicates published by U.S. Geological Survey authors.

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Slash (/) indicates name does not conform with nomenclatural guidelines (CSN, 1933; ACSN, 1961, 1970; NACSN, 1983, 2005). This may be explained within brackets ([ ]).