The Puna Ridge survey was conducted to obtain higher-resolution bathymetry than previously available from SeaBeam surveys (Clague et al., 1994, 1995). The new bathymetry shows details such as cones with craters at 3,000 meters depth. Several cones along the shallow part of the rift zone are flat-topped cones (Clague et al., 1999, in press), but most of the volcanic vents are small cones with craters or linear ridges parallel to the rift. Several low cones with large craters occur in shallow water and may have formed by hydromagmatic explosive eruptions. The evolution of Hawaiian rift zones, based on these Simrad surveys, is briefly discussed in Reynolds et al. (1998).
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