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Stand In Awe Before Hawaii’s Volcanoes

You can watch an island literally grow before your eyes. The volcanic action here is 70 million years in the works and is responsible for creating the beautiful Hawaiian Islands.

Two of the world’s most active volcanoes, Kilauea and Mauna Loa, are located within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, on the big island of Hawaii. From the sea floor, Mauna Loa is 30,000 feet tall, making it taller than Mount Everest. Mauna Loa is the world’s largest volcano.

Kilauea has been erupting regularly since 1983, spilling molten lava that has added more than 550 acres of new land to the Big Island. You can also see the park via scenic roads, or have a day hike or backcountry expedition. Watching glowing lava slither into the Pacific Ocean at night, creating clouds of steam on contact, is a sight impossible to forget.

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