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Tectonic swerve responsible for creation of Hawaiian islands

Hawaii was born in fire and eruption and today boasts the biggest and most active volcanoes in the world – a fact that has long puzzled geologists.

The islands – which together comprise 20 extinct or active volcanoes – are situated well away from tectonic plate boundaries, the moving stress zones that typically produce volcanism.

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Rather than blaming it on the tectonic plate, look about 2,000 kilometers below.

The linear chains of islands running across the Pacific Ocean aren’t improbable coincidences of orderliness—they’re the product of hot towers of mantle rock punching volcanic holes ….. Read more

 

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Tour One Of The Worlds Most Active Volcanoes

The most fascinating Big Island volcano tours are those received from knowledgeable guides. Get more information about booking guided volcano tours at the best rates at https://hawaiitours.com/big-island-volcano.php.

Sometimes, getting lost is a good thing. And getting lost on Big Island volcano tours is a great thing. You can get lost in the air; flying in a helicopter over the summit of Kilauea and staring into the face of an active volcano. You lose your sense of being earth-bound and the weight of the world; the force of gravity that can keep us down in everyday life, is lifted.

One reason to reconsider that love of nature when it comes to volcanoes happened in the early twentieth century. One of Kilauea’s most powerful eruptions occurred during this era after water that had accumulated in the Halema’uma’u Crater drained into the volcano below. The ensuing clash of magma and water created an enormous explosion that was said to have cast volcanic ash, steam, and fiery rock projectiles as far as twelve miles into the Hawaiian sky. This amazing display of Mother Nature’s power occurred in 1924, and is surely reminiscent of similar events that precede recorded Hawaiian history. When one considers this fact, it’s easy to understand why the Hawaiian people held this –and the other big island volcanoes– with such high respect. Having seen mother-nature’s fury first hand, their natural reaction was to attribute it to their gods, namely Pele, who has a long fiery history of activity throughout the islands.

Feel a Hawaiian volcano’s heat radiate from the lava as you experience volcanic activity first hand, with nothing between you! An open-door helicopter flight over a Big Island volcano is an adventure of a lifetime. After the lava warms you up,… More info »

Hawai‘i island (the Big Island) is the biggest and youngest island in the chain, built from five volcanoes. Mauna Loa, comprising over half of the Big Island, is the largest shield volcano on the Earth. The measurement from sea level to summit is more than 2.5 miles (4 km), from sea level to sea floor about 3.1 miles (5 km).

This January also marks the 2nd annual “Volcano Awareness Month” on the Big Island. Hiking, group discussions, teacher workshops, and various other programs will be conducted all month to better understand and respect volcanoes. Come participate and see one of Hawaii’s most amazing attractions. Take a tour through Discover Hawaii and witness the awe inspiring volcano of Kilauea. See the evening lava viewing at the Kalapana lava flow, where lava meets the ocean. Also on the tour check out other great sites like the Volcano National Park, Thurston Lava Tubes, and Rainbow Falls. Staying on a neighboring island? No problem, take a one day tour with round trip flight and guided volcano tour on the big island.

In addition to the five volcanoes that have merged to form the island, which is bigger than all of the other islands in the chain combined, there is a sixth one, Loihi, which is relatively new and currently resides some distance away and under water. However, it continues to grow and scientists predict that in an eon or so from now it will reach the surface and first be a separate island and then continue to grow and merge with the present island of Hawaii.

One reason to reconsider that love of nature when it comes to volcanoes happened in the early twentieth century. One of Kilauea’s most powerful eruptions occurred during this era after water that had accumulated in the Halema’uma’u Crater drained into the volcano below. The ensuing clash of magma and water created an enormous explosion that was said to have cast volcanic ash, steam, and fiery rock projectiles as far as twelve miles into the Hawaiian sky. This amazing display of Mother Nature’s power occurred in 1924, and is surely reminiscent of similar events that precede recorded Hawaiian history. When one considers this fact, it’s easy to understand why the Hawaiian people held this –and the other big island volcanoes– with such high respect. Having seen mother-nature’s fury first hand, their natural reaction was to attribute it to their gods, namely Pele, who has a long fiery history of activity throughout the islands.

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