Maui Nui – Big Maui

The four islands between Oahu and the Big Island of Hawaii are the remnants of a large volcanic edifice, referred to as Maui Nui, literally Big Maui. At its height some 1.2 MY ago, it was about 50% larger above sea level than the current Big Island of Hawaii. Following that peak the normal cycle…

The Volcanoes of Oahu, Hawaii

When anyone mentions the volcanoes of Hawaii, most of us immediately think Kilauea and/or Mauna Loa, both located on the big island of Hawaii.  Kilauea is the youngest and best known, because it has been in constant eruption since 1983.  Mauna Loa is earth’s largest volcano and last erupted in 1984.  It is more than…

Popocatepetl

“Popocatépetl provides an excellent example of how the perception of risk is strongly influenced by the recent eruptive history and not by a full geological record, particularly among the people dwelling in the endangered areas and the media.” I think the above is probably a good quote that describes one of the biggest issues that…