Kilauea, Mauna Loa Volcanoes Shape the Face of Hawaii

Satellite image showing images of islands for Kilauea and Mauna Loa Hawaii

Detailed Description

Though the park celebrates its 100th anniversary on August 1, 2016, its main attractions-Kilauea and Mauna Loa volcanoes-have been adding to the land mass of Hawaii’s “Big Island” for at least 400,000 years. That expansion continues today as bright molten lava from Kilauea flows downslope across the coastal plain on its south flank, spilling over a cliff on its way to a steamy transformation to hard rock in the Pacific Ocean.


Image Dimensions: 1600 x 443

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Lat / Long: 19.579400000000 / -155.494200000000

Location Taken: HI, US