The Stories Behind These 12 Hawaiian Volcanoes Will Leave You Speechless

From the beautiful black sand beaches of the Big Island to the incredible, currently erupting Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii’s volcanoes make the islands incredibly unique. With approximately 20 volcanoes ranging in age from 400,000 years to 5.1 million years, the Hawaiian archipelago is the youngest section of the Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain of volcanoes and seamounts extending across the Pacific Ocean.

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While some of these volcanoes are millions of years old, isn’t it cool to think about how our precious islands came to be?