Geography

Kilauea - most active volcano in the world


Kilauea is a volcano located on the Hawaiian Islands, known to be the most active of the five volcanoes that make up the island of Hawaii and also the most active in the world.

Located along the south coast of the island, the volcano is 300,000 to 600,000 years old.

In its structure, the Kilauea has a very recently formed large boiler at its summit, as well as two active rift zones with a length of 125 km to the east and the other 35 km to the west, as an active fault line of unknown depth that moves vertically at an average of 2 to 20 mm (0.1-0.8 cm) per year.


Kilauea - World's most active volcano