More active Kilauea Volcano

More active Kilauea

More active Kilauea — volcano on one of the Hawaiian Islands. On Saturday in the Mount small earthquakes have been recorded, and out of the crater to a height of about 20 meters erupted lava. Kilauea Volcano — one of the most active in the world. The last eruption, which began in 1983 and continues to this day.


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Coordinates: 19 ° 25? 00? with. sh. 155 ° 17? 00? s. d (G) (O) (I)
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Kilauea (translated from Hawaiian — "spewing strongly spreads") — active shield volcano on the island of Hawaii.
One of the most active of active volcanoes on Earth. The youngest of the Hawaiian volcanoes. Located next to a much higher Mauna Loa.
The latest eruption began in 1983 and continues to the present.
Part of the territory occupied by Kilauea, is part of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Kilauea is home to Pele — Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes. Her name is on some of the lava formation — for example, "the tears of Pele" (small droplets of lava that cooled the air and takes the form of tears) and "Pele's hair" (thin strands of volcanic glass obsidian, formed by the rapid cooling of lava flows down to the ocean at ).
The diameter of the crater (about 4.5 km) is the largest in the world.

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