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Transcript of Mt. Kilauea
Cassy Mullins Mt. Kilauea Introduction Measurements History of Kilauea Fun Facts Longitude/ Latitude: 19 degrees 25 ft. 16 in. N 155 degrees 17 ft. 13 in. W Most active volcano out of all of the other volcanoes that form Hawaii
Youngest out of other volcanoes that form Hawaii
Mt. Kilauea is believed that Pele, the goddess of fire, lives in the volcano
Mt. Kilauea has erupted 62 times in 245 years
There is also a lighthouse named after it
Mt. Kilauea's Southwestern rift zone is the Kau Desert
Mt. Kilauea is resting on the flanks of it's larger neighbor volcano Manua Loa
Mt. Kilauea shares a hot spot with Mauna Loa and Loihi Seamount Stage: Active Type: Shield Volcano Location: Big Island at the Southeastern Slope of Mauna Loa, Hawaii at the Volcano National Park Crater: 3,646 ft. (1,111 in.) deep Circumference: 8 m. (13 km) Name: Kilauea means spewing or much spreading in Hawaiian. The reason why they named Mt. Kilauea, Kilauea is because the lava from the volcano starts spreading when it gets erupted. What happened in the past years:
Mt. Kilauea was formed 300,000 to 600,000 years ago
Emerged from sea 60,000 to 100,000 years
One of the oldest rocks on this volcano is 23,000 years old
Kilauea caldera was formed by several incremental collapses that occurred 210 to 500 years ago Crater View Some Important years for Mt. Kilauea In 1790 there was a powerful explosion that killed at least 80 people. The people that died were mostly Hawaiian Warriors and their families. They died because they were overwhelmed by an extremely fast flow of gas and ash. 1790 1934 In 1924 the volcano had a steam-driven explosion and killed one person. In 1934 President Roosevett visited/viewed the Mt. Kilauea crater.
The 1934 eruption was the last until 1952 eruption. 1924 In 1960 Mt. Kilauea had and eruption called a Kapoho eruption. It is called that because it destroyed the Kapoho Village. 1960 In 1975 a 7.2 earthquake occurred. The earthquake was centered in the volcano and it caused a 48 ft tsunami. It killed two people. 1975 In 1989 the lava from Mt. Kilauea destoryed the Kalapana community visitor station in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Kaimu Black Sand Beach. 1989 Last Eruption: January 3, 1983 Highest Point: 4,200ft tall Elevation: 4,190 in Height above sea level: 1,247meters Lava Fun Facts 3 2 You just learned about one of the most active volcanoes in the world, Mt. Kilauea. That was our presentation we hope you liked it. We also hope you got inspired and maybe someday want to go see Mt. Kilauea. Conclusion Bibliography Side View 1-31-13
8* Mt. Kilauea has its own magma-plumbing system that is extending to the surface from more than 60 km in Earth
The Lava is basalt, which is quite hot (about 2000 degrees F.) but it's not explosive
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