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Hawai'i, satellite image. Satellite image of the island of Hawai'i, also known as Big Island. Vegetation is green, water is blue, and cloud is white. Hawai'i is the largest of the Hawaiian islands in the Pacific Ocean. It is made up of five shield volcanos: Kohala (extinct), Mauna Kea (dormant), Hualalai (active), Maua Loa (active), and Kilauea (very actve). Mauna Loa (lower centre left) is the largest volcano on Earth by area and Mauna Kilauea has been erupting since 1983.
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