The May 2018 Kilauea eruption is one of the most striking in recent decades, including several large earthquakes (including a 6.9 tremor - the largest in the state in over 42 years) which may indicate magma shifting beneath the ground.
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The Big Island of Hawaii, due to its variable terrain and volcanic activity, is famous for its many shades of sand. The most unique beach on the island is Papakōlea Beach, also known as Green Sand Beach, located near the southern tip of the Big Island.
Come see fire lakes, lava and molten magma on the Big Island of Hawaii, where volcanoes change the landscape each day. From the continuously active Kilauea volcano to the dangerous and dormant Hualalai mountain over Kona.
The Big Island of Hawaii has the world’s clearest skies. In fact, many of the world’s most powerful telescopes are located on the summit of Mauna Kea, nearly 14,000ft above sea level.
The Big Island of Hawaii has the world’s most colorful sands. From sugar white to black and even green sand, take a journey around the island and learn how each sand type forms — and where to find it.