Big Island of Hawaii:
The youngest of
all of the Hawaiian Islands. Just over 1 million years old.
4,038 square miles (and still growing). = 63% of the total land of
the Hawaiian Islands. All the other Hawaiian Islands could fit into the Big Islands
more than two times over.
Miles of coastline:
From Northern tip to Southern tip of the island: 95 miles.
Distance from the East side to the West side: 80 miles.
Mauna Kea (white mountain) 13,796 feet.
Mauna Loa (long mountain): 13,677 feet.
Length: 60 miles
Width: 30 miles
10,000 cubic miles of iron-hard lava
* the most densest and most massive
mountain on Earth.
Kohala Mountains (northwest part of the Big Island of Hawaii.
Highest lake in the
Lake Waiau (third highest in the United States).
The worlds most
Kilauea ( The Spewing )
Currently errupting from one of Kilauea's vents "Pu'uo".