Mauna Loa

Mauna Loa (HM23GO)

Location: Pāhoa, HI 96778 Hawaii County
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Country: United States of America
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N 19° 25.188', W 155° 17.292'

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In front of you looms the world's largest active volcano
The summit of Mauna Loa stands 20 miles ahead of you, reaching an elevation of 13,677 feet above sea level and more that 31,000 feet above the ocean floor. With a volume of 10,000 cubic miles, Mauna Loa is the largest mountain on Earth.

The volcano's great mass is being built by successive flows of hot molten rock, or lava. The thickness of an individual lava flow averages 12 feet. Mauna Loa is classified as a shield volcano, a volcano with gently-sloping sides resembling a warriors's shield overturned. Kilauea, the volcano you are now standing on, is also a shield volcano.
It has taken hundreds of centuries and countless eruptions for Mauna Loa to reach its present size. During the last 100 years , the volcano has erupted more than 18 times, The next eruption could occur at any time.
HM NumberHM23GO
Placed ByNational Park Service, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, December 4th, 2017 at 7:01pm PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)5Q E 259727 N 2148874
Decimal Degrees19.41980000, -155.28820000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 19° 25.188', W 155° 17.292'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds19° 25' 11.28" N, 155° 17' 17.52" W
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Area Code(s)808
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Kau Desert Trail, Pāhoa HI 96778, US
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