Easter Island, SE Pacific: An end-member type of hotspot volcanism

  title={Easter Island, SE Pacific: An end-member type of hotspot volcanism},
  author={Luigina Vezzoli and V. Acocella},
  journal={Geological Society of America Bulletin},
Easter Island (Rapa Nui, Chile) is an intraoceanic volcanic island on the Easter hotspot, ~350 km E of the Eastern Pacific Rise. We match new field data with previously published age and petrochemical data to reconstruct the general evolution of the Island. This consists of three main volcanoes (Poike, Rano Kau, and the larger Terevaka), which experienced an overall similar and nearly coeval evolution, characterized by two periods: (1) buildup of a basaltic shield, culminating in the… 

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