Hawaii is a perfect summer destination with its great beaches and hospitable locals. The paradise is not only a great summer escapade, but it is also a great destination to learn more about the beauty of volcanoes. In fact, the island was formed entirely out of volcanic activity and currently has three famous volcanoes that have been spewing fire embers for decades.
This volcano is perhaps the most active one since it has constantly been erupting since the 1980s. With a height of at least 4,000 feet, this spitting volcano covers about 14% of the whole geographic area of Hawaii. It was on the 3rd of May 2018 when it last erupted and yet it does not show any signs of slowing down.
Mauna Loa Volcano
Another popular volcano in Hawaii is the Mauna Loa. Covering half of Hawaii’s land area, it currently holds the tile as the world’s largest active volcano. The volcano whose name translates to “long mountain” has rocks that are dated to be around 100,000 to 200,000 years old. The volcano’s last eruption was on 1984 and today, it continues to have fissure activities without any explosive activity.
Mauna Kea Volcano
This volcano is the highest reaching one of out all those in Hawaii. It is estimated to be about a million years old and its last eruption is dated to be 4,000 years ago. It has major astronomical observatories that is popular among tourists for stargazing and sky watching. These observatories house powerful telescopes that you can use when visiting the area and there are many observatories from different countries that you can find there.
Hawaii is a unique island with a one-of-a-kind origin. So, when visiting the Aloha paradise, make sure to check out these volcanoes and marvel at their beauty.