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Hawaii volcanoes. Earth Details

Hawaii volcanoes. Earth Details

The wonderful island of Hawaii treasures such special places as the Volcanoes National Park. As the name implies, it houses several volcanoes, two of them considered the most active in the world, the Mauna Loa and the Kilauea. But this park is much more than volcanoes, for something it is considered a World Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage.

The Volcanoes National Park, which has 1,348 square kilometers of extension, is the result of hundreds of thousands of years of volcanic activity. In it we can see curious geological formations, volcanic sand beaches or large lava tunnels. But not the whole landscape is the result of volcanic eruptions, there are also giant fern forests where rare birds and several endemic species live.

Hawaii's Volcanoes Park is a unique ecosystem, which includes from sea-level sites to peaks that reach 4,170 meters high, in the case of Mauna Loa. His study provides scientists with both volcano data and a good basis for knowing how the Hawaii Islands formed.

The Kilauea, which appears in the image in full eruption, is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. It has a boiler five kilometers wide and 165 meters deep. It has been active for more than three decades, and it is not considered a very dangerous volcano. Although its eruptions are usually spectacular, the large amounts of fluid lava that it launches are of little explosiveness, which represents little risk to its surroundings. You can reach the foot of the Kilauea by car and visit its crater, as long as it is not erupting.

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