Kilauea Volcano

Volcanic Eruptions

Kilauea Volcano

History/Facts

Kīlauea is the youngest and southeastern most volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii. Kilauea is a shield volcano in the Hawaiian Islands, The most active of the five volcanoes thatt together form from the island of Hawaii. Kīlauea lies on a curving line of volcanoes that includes Mauna Kea and Kohala and excludes Mauna Loa. It's last eruption was on January 3, 1938. Also It's elevation is 4,190' (1,277 m)

Kilauea Volcano

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Location
19.425 N 155.292 W

Elev. Above Sea Level
1,277 m
4,190 ft

Area
1,430 km2
552 mi2
(13.7% of Hawai`i)

Volume
25,000-35,000 km3
6,000-8,500 mi3


Age of rock: 300,000 to 600,000 years old