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Diamond Head Crater
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Diamond Head Crater is located on the south coast of Oahu, on the east end of Waikiki Beach. The Hawaiian name for Diamond head Crater is "Leahi".

Diamond Head Crater
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How Diamond Head Crater Was Formed
Diamond Head is a volcanic crater that has been extinct for more the 150,000 years. The crater is approximately 760 feet high and 3500 feet in diameter. It's total area is about 350 acres and it is wider then it is high. The southwest rim of the crater is the highest because winds blew the ash in that direction during the erruption. Most scientists believe Diamond Head Crater was created about 300,000 years ago during a single brief eruption.

Diamond Head Crater Summit Trail
A photo of the view from the lookout point at the top of Diamond Head Crater and information about the trail that leads from the crater floor to the crater rim.

The Military History of Diamond Head Crater
Information about the military history of Diamond Head Crater from 1904 to the present day.

See also:
- Diamond Head State Monument
- More About the Diamond Head End of Waikiki
- About South Oahu



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