the Big Island
Waimea- Kohala . (14 miles northeast) Kona Intl. (55 miles southwest) Hilo Intl. (49 miles southeast)
Kohala completed its shield-building stage 245,000 years ago and has been in decline ever since. Potassium-argon dating indicates that the volcano last erupted about 120,000 years ago in the late Pleistocene. The United States Geological Survey has assessed the extinct Kohala as a low-risk area.
Kohala is the oldest volcano on the island and makes up the northern part of the Big Island. Kohala is extinct, last erupting 60,000 years ago. Mauna Kea is dormant and is the highest volcano on the Big Island. It most likely last erupted between 6,000 and 4,500 years ago.
about a million years old
Island of Kauai
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What Airlines Fly to Hawaii – Domestic Direct Routes Alaska – Anchorage , Los Angeles , Portland, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Seattle. American – Dallas, Los Angeles , Phoenix. Delta – Atlanta, Los Angeles , Minneapolis/St.
Hawaii’s Active Volcanoes . Two of the world’s most active volcanoes – Kilauea and Maunaloa – can be found on Hawaii Island. Maunaloa last erupted in 1984, and Kilauea’s last eruption was 1983-2018. Other landmark volcanoes in the State include: Leahi (Diamond Head), Oahu and Haleakala, Maui.
about 120.000 years ago
The Island of Maui has one active volcano , Haleakalā, which has erupted at least 10 times during the past 1,000 years. Kīlauea, the youngest and most active volcano on the Island of Hawai’i, has erupted almost continuously since 1983 to 2018 at Pu’u ‘Ō’ō and other vents along the volcano’s East Rift Zone.