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#Didyouknow there are five volcanoes on Hawai‘i Island? Three are active and two of them, Mauna Loa and Kīlauea, make up Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

Mauna Loa (long mountain) is a shield volcano with gradual slopes. It stands at 13,677 feet above sea level. It last erupted during a three-week stretch from March 24-April 15, 1984. Its eruptions produce lava at a much higher rate than other Hawaiian volcanoes, which results in faster-moving, longer-traveling lava flows.

To learn more about Mauna Loa, visit: volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/mauna_loa/.

For information on extreme backcountry, high-altitude hiking and getting a permit, visit www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/hike_maunaloa.htm

Photo credit: Lava fountains from fissure vents of the 1984 eruption of Mauna Loa, high on the northeast rift zone. USGS Photo, March 26, 1984.

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#Didyouknow there are five volcanoes on Hawai‘i Island? Three are active and two of them, Mauna Loa and Kīlauea, make up Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. 
Mauna Loa (long mountain) is a shield volcano  with gradual slopes. It stands at 13,677 feet above sea level. It last erupted during a three-week stretch from March 24-April 15, 1984. Its eruptions produce lava at a much higher rate than other Hawaiian volcanoes, which results in faster-moving, longer-traveling lava flows. 
To learn more about Mauna Loa, visit: https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/mauna_loa/. 
For information on extreme backcountry, high-altitude hiking and getting a permit, visit https://www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/hike_maunaloa.htm 
Photo credit: Lava fountains from fissure vents of the 1984 eruption of Mauna Loa, high on the northeast rift zone. USGS Photo, March 26, 1984.
#throwbackthursday #TBT #findyourpark

 

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Had no clue until I went to the Big Island!

Do you think Diamond Head roar back to life?

Hi. I thought Hualalai was considered active?

Julijana Kuzmanović Ghislain Rupp 😉

When somebody says, "Mahalo Nui LOA," they're not saying "thank you very long." I think loa is better interpreted as "big."

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