Top 10 Awe-Inspiring Natural Wonders of United States

9. Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii

One of the most active volcanoes in the world, erupting continuously since 1983. It is the most long lived eruption from volcanoes documented in the history. The name ‘Kilauea’ have meaning of ‘Much spreading’ in Hawaiian language. It is located in big island of Hawaii State. Kilauea is a shield type volcano, entirely made of fluid lava flows. Kilauea volcano have an age of 50000 years and oldest eruption dated back to 2800 – 2200 years.

The constant eruption from Kilauea since 1983 make it’s shield continue to grow, now it is 80 miles long and 50 miles wide. The rate of lava flow and point of eruption changed several times during course of continuous eruption. In between current eruption from Kilauea lava flow also met Hawaiian ocean which is about 12 km away. In 1990 the lava flow from Kilauea destroyed more than 100 homes of Kalapana village.

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