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Big Island Volcano - Kilauea

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Kilauea, on the Big Island is alive and active! At 4,200 feet above sea level and around 5.5 square miles, Kilauea's is the youngest of the volcanoes on the Big Island of Hawai`i. With its bulge-shape appearance this magma producing machine, pumping material from over 60 km down. An on-going series of eruptions has occurred since 1983.

Kilauea is believed to be the home of Pele, a Hawaiian goddess. Ancient Hawaiian chants sing praise to her, the oral history is laced with references to eruptions by the hand of Pele. Kilauea in the Hawaiian tongue means "spewing" or "much spreading.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kilauea Volcano 


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