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Kohala as seen from Mauna Kea
|Elevation||1,670 m (5,479 ft)|
|Prominence||790 m (2,592 ft)|
|Kohala within the Hawaiian Islands|
|Location||Hawaii, United States|
|Volcanic arc||Hawaiian Islands|
|Last eruption||120,000 years ago|
Around a million years ago, Kohala started erupting. Its last eruption was 120,000 years ago, meaning it's likely extinct. The other volcanoes on the Big Island are either active or dormant. 250,000 to 300,000 years ago, a massive landslide destroyed much of the mountain.
- "A closer look at Kohala Mountain: The Big Island’s oldest above-water volcano" (in en-US). https://www.soest.hawaii.edu/soestwp/announce/news/a-closer-look-at-kohala-mountain-the-big-islands-oldest-above-water-volcano/.
- "Geologic Map of the State of Hawai‘i". https://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1089/Hawaii_expl_pamphlet.pdf.
- "Hawaii Center for Volcanology | Active Hawaiian Volcanoes". https://www.soest.hawaii.edu/GG/HCV/haw_activity.html.
- "Kamehameha the Great" (in en-us). https://www.biography.com/political-figure/kamehameha-i.