Thursday, March 10, 2011

Kilauea Volcano - Hawaii

I'm almost finishing Emerich's cards, and i'll finish with volcano cards. This one is from Hawaii with Kilauea's volcano lava melting in the sea at Kupaahua.

"Kīlauea is an active volcano in the Hawaiin Islands, one of five shield volcanoes that together form the island of Hawaii. It is the most recent of a series of volcanoes that have created the Hawaiian archipelago, as the Pacific Plate moves over the Hawaii hotsopt.
The Pu'u'O'o cone has been continuously erupting in the eastern rift-zone since 1983, making it the longest rift-zone eruption of the last 200 years. Thirty-four eruptions have taken place since 1952, not including the current episode. Lava less than 1000 years old covers 90% of Kīlauea, and the volume of erupted material is large enough to pave a road across the world three times.
Kīlauea is one of the most active volcanoes on the planet and an invaluable resource for volcanologists who are able to study it up close due to its exclusively non-violent effusive activity
. Located within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kīlauea is visited by millions of tourists each year, making it the most visited attraction in Hawaii and the most visited volcano in the world. Despite its relative safety for researchers and visitors alike,Kīlauea is regarded by the USGS as the most dangerous volcano in the U.S.
In the Hawaiin religion, Kīlauea is home to Pele, the goddess of volcanoes." - in: wikipedia

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