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Hawaii

Underwater volcano

Lōʻihi is an active underwater volcano located on the southeastern coast of Hawaiʻi Island. The summit of this mountain is below sea level. It is the youngest volcano of the Hawaiian-Emperor Ridge. Lōʻihi is the only one of Hawaii's volcanoes that is at such an early stage of development that it has not yet risen above ocean level. It is estimated that Lōʻihi's peak will pierce the surface of the Pacific Ocean in 10,000 to 100,000 years. 1)

Hawaiian volcano goddess

Pele is a Hawaiian volcano goddess, daughter of the goddess Haumea and the god Kāne Milohai. According to one Hawaiian legend, the goddess came to Hawaii from Tahiti in a pirogue. She sailed around the islands looking for a place to settle - she chose the Kīlauea volcano. According to Hawaiians, she resides in the crater Halemaʻumaʻu. 2)

Nene

The Hawaiian barnacle, Hawaiian goose or ne-ne (Branta sandvicensis) is an endemic species of bird in the duck family, found only in the Hawaiian archipelago. It is also the official bird of the state of Hawaii. The Hawaiian name nēnē comes from the distinctive sound these birds make. It is considered the rarest goose in the world. There are approximately 2,500 individuals currently living. 3)

Kīlauea

Kīlauea is one of Hawaii's famous shield volcanoes. They are characterized by being low and very wide (up to 40 km wide). During eruptions, alkaline, basaltic lava of low viscosity slowly flows out of them. The last eruption of Kīlauea began on January 3, 1983, and continues to this day. 4)

No straight borderline

Hawaii is the only state in the United States that is not geographically located in North America, is completely surrounded by water, is an archipelago, has a royal palace, and has no straight line in its border. 5)

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