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Iceland’s Grimsvotn volcano starts new eruption

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-13487858 Iceland’s Grimsvotn volcano starts new eruption Grimsvotn is Iceland’s most active volcano Continue reading the main story Iceland’s most active volcano, Grimsvotn, has started erupting, scientists say. The volcano, which lies under the Vatnajokull glacier in south-east Iceland, last … Continue reading

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The Giant’s Causeway

    The Giant’s Causeway: near Bushmills, Northern Ireland Tied into the legendary faerie lore with being created by Finn Mac Cool as a causeway to walk between Ireland and Scotland, the area is rich in myths and legends. A … Continue reading

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Mauna Kea

  Mauna Kea   Big Island   Mauna Kea means “Mountain of the Deity Wakea” or “White Mountain”. It is one of the major 5 shield volcanoes that creates the Hawaiian Islands. The others in this chain are Kohala, Hualalai, … Continue reading

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Pu-ukohola heiau National Historic Site / Kohala

  Big Island   Pu-ukohola heiau National Historic Site / Kohala Kona, Big Island, Hawaii Pu’ukohola Heiau National Historic Site is located right off to the side of the infamous Outrigger Hotel. It is a National Register historic site that … Continue reading

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Ka’u Desert

  Ka’u Desert   Ka’u Desert Big Island, Hawaii The Kaʻū Desert is an amazing desert of lava rock and sand in the southwest rift zone of the Kilauea volcano. It is not a true desert because it does get … Continue reading

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Mauna Loa

  Big Island   Mauna Loa Big Island, Hawaii Mauna Loa is one of Hawaii’s most active Shield Volcanoes. She is shaped like a shield because it produces lava that is extremely fluid with low viscosity and possesses very low … Continue reading

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Steam Vents

  Steam Vents   Steam Vents Steam vents are locations on the Earth where fissures in the Earth or rainwater sinks that collect water are heated by rocks that are carrying heat from lava or geothermal activity beneath it. Usually … Continue reading

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Volcano National Park

  Big Island   Volcano National Park Volcano, Big Island, Hawaii One of Hawaii’s most notorious and famous National Parks, “Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park” was established in 1916 as a National Park, a International Biosphere Reserve in 1980, and a … Continue reading

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Pu’u o’o’

  Big Island   Pu’u o’o is a cindercone / spatter cone on the East Rift Zone of Kilauea in the Hawaiian Island of Big Island. It has been erupting continuously since January 3, 1983 making it the longest living … Continue reading

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Pele

  Pele   Pele Is the Hawaiian Goddess of Volcanoes, Fire, Lightning, Dance, and Violence. Local legend places that Kilauea volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii, is the specific home of the Hawaiian Goddess Pele, in the Halema’uma’u crater … Continue reading

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