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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-03584

Mauna Kea (left) and Mauna Loa (right), both over 4,000 m above sea level, are also the world's largest active volcanoes, rising nearly 9 km above the sea floor around the island of Hawai’i. This aerial view from the NW shows the contrasting morphologies with the smooth profile of Mauna Loa, and Mauna Kea that was modified by the late-stage products of explosive eruptions. Photo by Lee Siebert, 1987 (Smithsonian Institution).

Mauna Kea (left) and Mauna Loa (right), both over 4,000 m above sea level, are also the world's largest active volcanoes, rising nearly 9 km above the sea floor around the island of Hawai’i. This aerial view from the NW shows the contrasting morphologies with the smooth profile of Mauna Loa, and Mauna Kea that was modified by the late-stage products of explosive eruptions.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 1987 (Smithsonian Institution).

Keywords: shield volcano


Mauna Kea

Mauna Loa