Talk:Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park

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Some info in the article is obviously incorrect. As UNESCO pointed out, the world's "most massive" volcano (what is this?) and the most active volcanoes are found in Kamchatka. --Ghirlandajo 07:40, 15 July 2005 (UTC)

  • I'm pretty sure the "most massive" quote is correct. Since Mauna Loa starts at the bottom of the ocean, it's actually about 10,000 m tall. I don't know about the most active, but Kilauea has been erupting for about 160 of the last 200 years. What's the UNESCO reference? KarlM 08:38, 31 May 2006 (UTC)
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory's website says this about Kilauea:

"The caldera was the site of nearly continuous activity during the 19th century and the early part of this century. Since 1952 there have been 34 eruptions, and since January 1983 eruptive activity has been continuous along the east rift zone. All told, Kilauea ranks among the world's most active volcanoes and may even top the list." [1].

Also, note that the current Wikipedia article doesn't claim that Kilauea is the most active volcano on earth, it only says that it is "one of the world's most active volcanoes."
As for Mauna Loa, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory has this to say:

"Rising gradually to more than 4 km above sea level, Mauna Loa is the largest volcano on our planet. Its long submarine flanks descend to the sea floor an additional 5 km, and the sea floor in turn is depressed by Mauna Loa's great mass another 8 km. This makes the volcano's summit about 17 km (56,000 ft) above its base! The enormous volcano covers half of the Island of Hawai`i and by itself amounts to about 85 percent of all the other Hawaiian Islands combined." [2]

However, I'm curious as to what UNESCO says, too. 青い(Aoi) 01:27, 1 June 2006 (UTC)

Non-unique information[edit]

Almost all of the text here is cribbed directly from [3]. Granted, as a government site the information is in the public domain, but can't we do better than that? A mention of the Mark Twain house would be nice. —Wrathchild (talk) 20:22, 25 October 2006 (UTC)

What's the Mark Twain house? I have volunteered in the Park and know of no structure by that name. HawaiiOne (talk) 07:26, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Maybe they're thinking about the one down near Waiohinu? Not exactly in the park. KarlM (talk) 17:31, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

Perhaps "Mark Twain House" might mean the fact that he (and other notables) stayed in the Volcano House which I did an article on a few months ago? But agreed, this article needs work on wording, and expansion. W Nowicki (talk) 23:41, 15 September 2009 (UTC)


Removed the following:

It is said in legend that if any volcanic rock or black sand is taken from Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park (or anywhere in Hawaiʻi) that the person that took it will be cursed by the Hawaiian volcano goddess Pele until it is returned. While purportedly an ancient Hawaiian belief, historians can trace this legend only to the mid-twentieth century, and it is widely believed to have been invented by park rangers to keep visitors from taking rocks. Nevertheless, the lobby of Kīlauea Military Camp (now a vacation area for military personnel) has a cabinet displaying rocks returned by people attempting to atone for the bad luck that has befallen them, and letters describing their predicaments.
Russ Apple may have been the originator of this myth; as National Park Service Pacific historian and 30 year veteran of the NPS, Apple was instrumental in restoring Hawaiian cultural resources in Kīlauea and Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park in Kailua Kona, Hawaiʻi.<ref>[,M1 Chicken Soup from the Soul of Hawaii]; pg. 138.</ref>

Needs a valid WP:RS source and chopping of weasel It is said... bit. The Chicken Soup book given as partial ref via a google search doesn't cut it. Vsmith (talk) 00:47, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Actually Russ Apple might be notable enough to merit his own bio article some day. He wrote many articles on history of the area, and got the NRHP listings approved, for example. W Nowicki (talk) 23:31, 15 September 2009 (UTC)

you people shold write what you guys do .. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:22, 24 February 2010 (UTC)


This is not helpful. Please do not keep adding the US Locator Blank image to Hawaii articles. Viriditas (talk) 05:01, 9 August 2010 (UTC)

Hawaiian National Park Language Correction Act of 2000[edit]

The introduction is a bit confusing. The Hawaiian National Park Language Correction Act of 2000, which was written to officially insert the okina into the spelling, did not actually pass. If officially the name does not contain the okina, then why does the NPS web site contain it? My assumption is that some other action took place that put the okina in. That being the case, why do we mention that the bill failed to pass when the name clearly contains the okina? howcheng {chat} 05:04, 18 December 2015 (UTC)

As no one has an explanation, I removed that sentence. howcheng {chat} 23:28, 22 December 2015 (UTC)