Did you know that there is a volcano, which is 9,170 meters tall and therefore the largest in the world? In fact is so heavy, that its weight has bent the oceanic crust under the volcano several kilometres downwards into the earth.
Amazing, right?
Do you know where we need to travel to in order to see this volcano?
It is indeed Mauna Lao in Hawai.
A bit more about it:
From sea floor to peak, Mauna Loa, on Hawaii’s Big Island, is the tallest shield volcano on Earth. Mauna Loa is one of the Earth’s most active volcanoes, with 33 well-documented eruptions in historic times since 1843. Its last eruption was in 1984 and since 2004, Mauna Loa is showing increasing signs of a possible awakening in a not-too-distant future.
For a while it had competition for the title: The Tamu Massif, a 4-kilometer-tall volcanic feature the size of the British Isles on the sea floor east of Japan, contains almost 7 million cubic kilometers of material and was once thought to be the world’s largest shield volcano. But sadly for Tamu, it is now believed to have formed along a mid-ocean ridge rather than over a single source of magma. Such is the way of the world.
Another interesting fact to add to your travels to Hawaii.


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