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Spectacular panorama from Hualalai volcano

 panorama of Hualalai volcano with Kohala and Mauna Kea in background
Photograph by E. Endo
May 12, 2005
Spectacular view of the panorama from Hualalai volcano, looking at Kohala Mountain on the left and Mauna Kea volcano on the right. Look closely to the far left on the large image, and you will see Kawaihae Harbor between Kohala Mountain and Hualalai.

The Big Island of Hawaii is made up of five volcanoes, Kohala, Mauna Kea, Hualalai, Mauna Loa, and Kilauea. From the top of Hualalai Volcano, you get a spectacular view of the other volcanoes on the Big Island, (and Haleakala on Maui).

Hualalai is the third youngest and third-most historically active volcano on the Island of Hawai`i. Six different vents erupted lava between the late 1700s and 1801, two of which generated lava flows that poured into the sea on the west coast of the island. The Keahole Airport, located 11 km north of Kailua-Kona, is built on the most recent flow. For information on Hualalai, click here.

 panorama of Hualalai volcano with Kohala and Mauna Kea in background
Photograph by E. Endo
May 12, 2005

 panorama of Hualalai volcano with Kohala and Mauna Kea in background
Photograph by E. Endo
May 12, 2005
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Updated: 8 June 2005 (pnf)