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Kīlauea is an active shield volcano in the Hawaiian Islands. It is located along the southeastern shore of Hawaii Island. The volcano is between 210,000 and 280,000 years old and grew above sea level about 100,000 years ago. Since the islands were settle…
Kīlauea is an active shield volcano in the Hawaiian Islands. It is located along the southeastern shore of Hawaii Island. The volcano is between 210,000 and 280,000 years old and grew above sea level about 100,000 years ago. Since the islands were settled, it has been the most active of the five volcanoes that together form the island and among the most active volcanoes on Earth. The most recent eruption occurred on June 3, 2024, along fissures that opened on the volcano's southwest rift zone.
  • Elevation: 1,247 m (4,091 ft)
  • Location: Hawaiʻi, United States
  • Prominence: 15.3 m (50 ft)
  • Age of rock: 210,000 to 280,000 years old
  • Mountain type: Shield volcano, hotspot volcano
  • Volcanic arc/belt: Hawaiian–Emperor seamount chain
Data from: en.wikipedia.org