Wednesday Postcard: Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park

Photo on postcard: G. Lewis

Bonjour! This week’s carte postale features Pu’u ‘Ō’ō, a volcano on the big island of Hawaii that suddenly stopped erupting in 2018 after its crater floor and lava lake collapsed.

My brother and sister-in-law sent me this postcard in 2009 during one of their trips to Hawaii.

According to the National Park Service, the park encompasses the summits of two of the world’s most active volcanoes – Kīlauea and Mauna Loa – extending from sea level to the summit of Mauna Loa at 13,677 feet/ 4,169 meters. 🌋

For more information:

Hawai’i Volcanoes – National Park Service website

The Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō Eruption Lasted 35 Years – USGS website

Until the next Wednesday Postcard, à bientôt!


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