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Hawaii Image Gallery

Hawaii 3D

Location: Hawaiian Islands
Latitude: 21° N
Longitude: 154° to 161° W

Image Width: 1000 km (600 miles)
Data: Shuttle Radar Topographic Mission (SRTM)

Description: This three-dimensional view of the entire chain of islands that form the Hawaiian archipelago show how the islands rise individually from the deep sea. The Hawaiian Islands were formed by volcanoes that formed as the Pacific plate moved over a hotspot in the mantle.

Kilauea

Location: Kilauea Volcano, Big Island of Hawaii
Latitude: 19° 30' N
Longitude: 155° 40' W

Image Width: 105 km (60 miles)
Data: Shuttle Radar Topographic Mission (SRTM)

Description: The smooth slopes of this volcano indicate that it is a shield volcano, producing large flows of lava. The Hawaiian Islands were formed by volcanoes of this type. Kilauea is the most historically active of Hawaii's volcanoes; it is currently erupting.