Top 5 favorite Hawaii parks: HAWAII Magazine Facebook poll resultsby: Maureen O'Connell
posted: Mon Mar 12, 2012 at 11:10 AM
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park — Big Island
At Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, situated about 30 miles southwest of Hilo, you can witness lava-fueled geology in action. Within the park’s vast 333,086 acres: 4,091-foot Kilauea — currently world’s most active volcano — and 13,677-foot Mauna Loa — the world’s most massive volcano. Both are among the most frequently active volcanoes in the world. Currently, Kilauea’s Puu Oo-Kupaianaha eruption, which began in January 1983, is ranked as the second longest-lasting Hawaiian eruption in recorded history. The first written accounts of eruptions in Hawaii date back to the 1820s, when American missionaries arrived on the Big Island. Founded in 1916, the park includes 150 miles of hiking trails to natural wonders ranging from volcanic craters to walk-in lava tubes.
Daily updates on Kilauea volcano activity are available at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory website. For more information, click here. This year, Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory (HVO) is celebrating a century of scientific work and discovery at the site where volcanology first surfaced as a modern area of study.
HawaiiMagazine.com reports regularly on lava activity at Kilauea volcano and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island. Click here to catch up with all of our Volcano News posts. You can also follow our updates on our Twitter and Facebook pages.
Click on the links below for the Top 5 results from previous HAWAII Magazine Facebook Ohana poll questions.
• Top 5 Hawaii music artists
• Top 5 favorite hiking trails
• Top 5 favorite places to watch a Hawaii sunset
• Top 5 favorite Hawaii scenic lookouts
• Top 5 favorite Hawaii valleys
• Top 5 favorite Hawaii waterfalls
• Top 5 favorite Hawaii-filmed TV series ever
• Top 5 favorite natural wonders of Hawaii
• Top 5 favorite Hawaii plate lunch foods
• Top 5 favorite Hawaii small towns
• Top 5 favorite Hawaii-filmed movies
• Top 5 favorite Hawaii snacks
• Top 5 favorite Hawaii beaches.
Photos: Page 1 (Waimea Canyon) David Croxford, (Kokee )Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)/Ron Dahlquist; Page 2 (Hanauma Bay) Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)/Heather Titus; Page 3 (Puukohola) David Croxford; Page 4 (Haleakala National Park) Diane Madura; and Page 5 (Hawaii Volcanoes National Park) U.S. Geological Survey
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