Eastern Point of Big Island

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The horseshoe-shaped cone of Kapoho Crater was formed by a series of strong explosions resulting from the interaction of magma and ground water. Located on private land to the southwest of the intersection of Pahoa-Kapoho Road (Hwy. 132) and Kapoho-Kalapana Road (Hwy. 137) very near Cape Kumukahi on the eastern point of Big Island, is actually made up of multiple craters. Although situated at the end of the East Rift Zone of Kilauea Volcano, Kapoho Crater does not appear to be directly connected to the rift.

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