How Many Volcanoes are on the Big Island?

Five different Volcanoes are on the Big Island of Hawaii:

  1. Kohala
  2. Mauna Kea
  3. Hualālai
  4. Mauna Loa
  5. Kilauea volcano
Mauna Kea Summit

Mauna Kea Volcano Summit. 13,796 ft.
Photo https://flic.kr/p/4h5JWS

Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain in Hawaii. It is also the tallest sea mountain in the world. From it’s base at the bottom of the ocean floor it is 33,000 feet taller than Mount Everest.  Mauna Kea hasn’t erupted for thousands of years, but is still considered dormant and could erupt again.

Mauna Loa is the largest volcano on earth in terms of volume.

Kilauea is the volcano that most visit us to see.  It is the most active volcano in the world. It began erupting in 1983 and continues to erupt today.

 


Category: Volcano Information

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