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Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii

Volcanoes Everywhere!

Whether you’re in the Volcanoes National Park of Hawai’i or Rwanda, these landmarks will leave an impression.

Hawaiian History: the Land, the People, Today’s Culture

Hawaiian Land: The gorgeous islands of Hawaii were once a hot bed of volcanic explosions and deadly, underwater shifts in the Earth. Each island is made up of at least one primary volcano, [which] were produced by the Hawaiian hot spot… presently under the Big Island of Hawaii. …The Pacific Ocean is mostly floored by a single tectonic plate

The Bird of Hawaii

The endangered Nene Bird is the official bird of Hawaii and only found on the islands of Maui, Kauaʻi and Hawaiʻi. Fast Fact: `Ohelo (Vaccinium reticulatum) is a relative of blueberries and a favorite food of nene, the Hawaiian Goose. Its berries range from dark red to pale yellow when ripe and are sacred to Pele, the volcano deity. Learn

Did You Know?

Molten rock rising from 60 to 70 miles beneath the ocean floor, is currently fueling the continuous eruptions of Kilauea Volcano within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.  Since 1952 there have been 34 eruptions, most are relatively gentle. However, every few decades, Kilauea tends toward powerful and even lethal explosions. See more from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Fire & Ice Zen Den

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