The crater of Haleakala on the Hawaiian island of Maui is the result of numerous volcanic eruptions and thousands of years of erosion caused by wind, rain and streams. All these phenomena have contributed to the formation of the current shape of the volcano. The ring has a circumference of the crater 34 km and is large enough to accommodate in its interior the entire island of Manhattan (USA). Crater depth is 600 m.
Haleakala last erupted in 1970, so it is at rest. However, it can be activated at any time. This extremely broad and deep volcano, rising 3,055 meters above sea level, is the largest dormant volcano in the world.
Inside the crater there are boulders that have rolled in, cones of ash, sometimes with a height of 300 m, a layer of ash and volcanic bombs (pieces of lava) with a hand grenade of sizes up to the car.
Haleakalā – a volcano in the Pacific Ocean on the island of Maui in the Hawaiian archipelago. It rises to a height of 3055 meters above sea-level Its summit is often shrouded in dense clouds.
Located in the National Park Haleakalā area 122.15 km ². The crater of a volcano with a length of 11.3 km and a width of 3.2 km has a circumference of 34 km. Its depth reaches 800 meters.
The last time this volcano erupted about 1790. From his side the crater lava flowed, which contributed to the Gulf of La Perouse.
From the eastern side of the crater is a vantage point for tourists visiting this place. One of the attractions are the spectacular sunrises and sunsets seen from the crater.
In 1961, registered at the top of a volcano in Hawaii record-low air temperature (-10 ° C).