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The Hawaiian Vacation: Leis, Luaus and Luscious Landscape

Nothing says tropical paradise quite like an excursion to the Hawaiian Islands. The volcanic archipelago lost in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean stretches northwest from the Big Island of Hawaii in the south through Maui, Kahoolawe, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai and Niihau, each with its own identity and topography. Eleven more reefs, islands…
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Why Is Hawaii Bent?

There's something strange about Hawaii. Part of the Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain, its well acknowledged that the regions effusive volcanism currently centered on the island of Kilauea is down to an upwelling superheated mantle plume. This type of hotspot volcanism can be found in several other places across the world, but it appears to have made…
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