Lindsay Nazzaro & Audry Roughgarden
The Kilauea Volcano
Kilauea is an active shield volcano. The Kilauea forms Pāhoehoe lava and it's eruption is Effusive. Kilauea is a currently active shield volcano, so it can erupt at any time.The Kilauea volcano erupted approximately 63 times between 1750 and 1982 and has been continuously erupting since January 3, 1983. It is one of the largest Kilauea is one of largest active craters in the world, has a circumference of 8 miles.
Location Of Kilauea
The Kilauea is located on Southeastern side of The Big Island of Hawaii, U.S.A. The Big Island is the largest island out of the Hawaii Island chain. By the volcano, there is a village for residents and tourists. The village has many visitor attractions including a volcano themed restaurant, a tour of the volcano, a country club/golf course, and a lot of houses. Because the village is so close, it is usually affected by the eruptions.
Formation of Kilauea
The Kilauea and the other Hawaiian volcanoes are not formed on a plate boundary. Instead, the Kilauea was formed on a hot spot. If the hot spot is under the seafloor (as it is in Hawaii) it produces undersea volcanoes. Some of these volcanoes build up to the surface of the ocean and become islands.
Map of The Big Island
The location of the Kilauea is near the Mauna Loa and many other Hawaiian volcanoes. Many of the volcanoes in Hawaii are formed on The Big Island.
Formation of Kilaeua
This is how the Kilauea is formed. The Kilauea formed from eruptions of magma in hot-spots beneath the ocean surface.
Eruption of Kilauea
Here is the Kilauea during one of it's 63 eruptions. The Kilauea has one of the largest craters in volcano history. The magma shoots out from this large crater and causes huge eruptions.