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Hawaii’s Mauna Kea Volcano, USA

19.8N 155.4W

July 5th, 2009 Category: Volcanoes

Hawaii, USA - June 28th, 2009

Hawaii, USA - June 28th, 2009

Mauna Kea is a dormant volcano in the post-shield stage of volcanic evolution, located in the state of Hawaii, USA. It is one of five volcanoes which together form the island of Hawaii.

The peak of Mauna Kea is 13,803 feet (4,207 m) above mean sea level but 33,476 feet (10,203 m) above its base on the floor of the Pacific Ocean. It is the world’s tallest mountain by this measure, taller than Mount Everest, which is the highest mountain above sea level.

Pu’u Wekiu is the highest of the numerous cinder cones on the summit plateau and the highest point in the state. Various cones are visible in this orthorectified ASAR (radar) image.

Mauna Kea Volcano, Hawaii, USA – December 16th, 2008

December 16th, 2008 Category: Image of the day, Volcanoes

Hawaii, USA - December 10th, 2008

Hawaii, USA - December 10th, 2008

Two of the Hawaiian Islands, Maui (left) and Hawaii (right) can be seen here.

Hawaii is a state in the United States, located on an archipelago in the central Pacific Ocean southwest of the continental United States, southeast of Japan, and northeast of Australia.

This state encompasses nearly the entire volcanic Hawaiian Island chain, which is made up of hundreds of islands spread over 1,500 miles (2,400 km).

Mauna Kea, identifiable as a dark brown circular area towards the northern coast Hawaii, is a dormant volcano. Pu’u Wekiu, one of numerous cinder cones on the summit plateau, is the highest point in the state of Hawaii at 13796 ft.

Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain in the world when measured from base to summit, since its base is located on the seafloor about 19000 ft beneath the surface of the Pacific Ocean, bringing its total height to about 33000 ft.

source Wikipedia