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[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is a national park on the island of Hawaii that is today a World Heritage Site. It is the location of 4,170-meter Mauna Loa and 1,250-meter Kilauea, two of the most active volcanoes in the world. The national park preserves an area displaying the results of volcanism over hundreds of thousands of years. A unique ecosystem has also developed around the area.


Pu'u 'O'o, the volcanic cone of Kilauea, the most active volcano in the world
Pu'u 'O'o, the volcanic cone of Kilauea, the most active volcano in the world
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authorshipUnited States Geological Survey
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Kilauea is the most active volcano in the world, while Mauna Loa is the most massive. They offer scientists useful insights into how volcanoes function, and a peek into how the Hawaiian Islands were formed. The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park covers an area of 505 sq miles (1,309 sq km). Over half the park area is designated the Hawaii Volcanoes Wilderness, where visitors have the hiking and camping are available.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 11th session of the World Heritage Committee in Paris, France, on 7 - 11 December, 1987.


Mauna Loa lava flow
Mauna Loa lava flow
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authorshipR.W. Decker, United States Geological Survey
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 19 24 3 W 155 7 25 in Hawaii
Inscription Year: 1987
Type: Natural
Inscription Criteria: VIII

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