Photo and Video Chronology - Mauna Kea - May 5, 2005

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The Big Island of Hawai‘i is made up of five volcanoes, Kohala, Mauna Kea, Hualālai, Mauna Loa, and Kīlauea.

Direct view of Mauna Kea volcano 

Mauna Kea Volcano, Hawai‘i viewed from the south. Prominent cinder ...

Mauna Kea Volcano, Hawai‘i viewed from the south. Prominent cinder cones seen covered in the summit snow. Astronomical observatories can be seen on the summit.

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Mauna Kea means "White Mountain" in Hawaiian and is Hawai‘i's tallest volcano. It is considered a dormant volcano, but is likely to erupt again. At least 7 separate vents erupted between 6,000 and 4,000 years ago.