- 1 1/4 inch diameter
- Cast in fine pewter
- Strong magnet embedded in back
- Mounted on story card
Place Name: Kilauea Crater
Elevation: 4,076 ft.
Coordinates: N19° 24' 26'' W155° 17' 00''
Location: Volcanoes National Park, Hawai`i, USA
MarkerSleuth Photo Contributor: Jim Dryden and Wayne Groff, 1997
Hawai`i, the Big Island, is home to five volcanoes—Mauna Loa, Maunakea, Kohala, Hualalāi, and Kīlauea, the youngest of the five. Once considered a satellite of Mauna Loa, scientists have determined that Kīlauea is a separate volcano with its own magna-producing system. It has the distinction of being the most active volcano in the world. Evidence suggests Kīlauea began its activity from 300,000-600,000 years ago and has remained active to the present, it has been spewing out lava and rising from the sea.