The Island of Hawaii sits on (almost in the middle of) the Pacific Plate. The Pacific Plate is a giant jigsaw piece of the Earth’s crust that is slowly moving in a northwesterly direction. It moves about four inches a year. There is a basically stationary hot spot deep within the Earth’s mantle. Heat from this hot spot makes molten lava and rock (magma) that rises through the Pacific Plate and erupts continuously on the ocean floor. After thousands of eruptions and over many many years, an island forms a rocky
smith 1 John Smith ENG 101-11119 14 Nov 2011 Narrative Essay Final Draft Hawaii When people plan to attend Hawaii they think of beautiful beaches, great exotic food, and the smell of wonderful flowers never before smelt. That is exactly what they get, from turquoise blue water to skyscraping palm trees Hawaii has so many exotic things to see. Also all the great smells of Hawaii from the wild fruit to the roasted pig on the beach Hawaii definitely brings to mind one thing happiness. In Hawaii there are many things that bring happiness to mind such as the extravagant smells, not to mention the beautiful sights, and most of all the spectacular taste in the exquisite food they have in Hawaii.
Maui Overview Maui is the second biggest island in Hawaii, although it has a fairly small population. Hana highway is a popular for its gorgeous views, waterfalls and hairpin turns. Meanwhile, you can watch large whales breach on the shorelines of Lahaina or stand amid the clouds on top of Haleakala. As the largest island in Maui county, this beautiful isle has 144,444 residents.
Hawaii and Tourism Hawaii is located in the central Pacific Ocean; it is one of the many islands in Polynesia. It is composed of eight main islands: Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe, Maui and the Island of Hawaii, the island of Hawaii being the largest island of the eight (see attached map). According to the census bureau, as of 2014, Hawaii ‘s population is approximately 1,419,561 with Native Hawaiians forming only 10% of the population; in order to be considered a Native Hawaiian you must have one native great-grandparent (2014 United States Census Bureau). Hawaii’s official languages are English and Hawaiian. Hawaii was first occupied by people coming from the Marquesas Islands approximately 1500 years ago followed by people from Tahiti. In 1778 Captain Cook arrived in Hawaii finding approximately 300,00 Hawaiians there. In the 1850’s Hawaiians worked in sugar cane plantations. In 1983 Queen Liliuokalani was deposed and in 1900 Hawaii became a United States Territory. Fifty-nine years later, in 1959, Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States. Tourism plays a huge role in Hawaii’s culture; it is a big part of its economy and social life. This paper will be discussing Hawaii’s tourism and it’s effects.
War era in Hawaii was a historical time that Hawaii will never forget. Hawaii being in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, made every country wanted to own Hawaii as it would be a great place to land military and naval bases. Military bases started as early as
Out of the six islands that make up Hawaii, the island of Oahu is the third largest and second oldest. Oahu is located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean and plate at a latitude and longitude of 21.4389° N, 158.0001° W (Wikipedia, 2016). The island was created from the pacific plate hot spot, a still active intrusion of magma. A hot spot is a geological feature where hot magma from the inside of the earth leaks out onto the Earth’s crust through cracks in the lithosphere. Once the ejected magma hardens it adds to the surface of the Earth, increasing the land elevation in the area surrounding the hot spot. Over millions of years, the collected cooled magma breaks the surface of the ocean, forming a small island. The islands of Hawaii were all formed from the same hot spot in the center of the pacific. The pacific plate moves in the Northwest direction relative to the North American plate due to typical plate tectonics. While this occurs, the hot spot in the pacific remains in the same place ejecting magma on to the Earth’s surface. The movement of the plate has
Hawaii, being the crossroad of the Pacific, welcomes many visitors and new residents to its shores. The movement of population into Hawaii also brings a wealth of cultural diversity to people of Hawaii. With this movement, immigrants are finding it difficult to access the U.S. healthcare system. In addition, the federal, state, and local government and private healthcare facilities are also finding it difficult to provide healthcare to these minority groups. Two common reasons that prevent minorities from receiving adequate healthcare are the lack of effective communication between the patient and healthcare provider, and the healthcare provider's lack of understanding of the minority's culture and beliefs. Advancing Effective Communication,
Hawaii is made up of eight main islands, the island of Hawaii is called the Big Island, it is over 4,028 square islands, it was formed by the a hotspot in the Earth’s Crust. It has three active volcanoes and one of the most active ones. Maui is the second largest main island, its economy is mainly based on agriculture and tourism. Its main productions are coffee, macadamia nuts, flowers, sugar, papaya and pineapples. Oahu is the third largest island of Hawaii and is the home of the capital Honolulu. Kauai is the fourth largest and it is the oldest, is it located farthest away from the hot spot formed
Hawaii Hawaii is a state that attracts tourists because of its history, geography, entertainment, and culture. It is well known for its volcanoes, beaches, and climate. For these reasons, tourism is the main thing Hawaii is known for. Hawaii was recordivly discovered on January 18, 1778, by 2 explorers, James Cook and Captain Clerke. They went to the shore of Kealakekua Bay, where they were
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There are many different types of volcanoes in the United States. Composite, Ciner and Shield are the three types of volcanoes. Over the history of Hawaii, covering about 85 million years, there have been 129 volcanoes formed due to the hot spot and of that 129, 123 of them are extinct or seamounts. In Hawaii today, there are currently five active volcanoes, Lo'ihi, Kilauea, Mauna Loa, Hualalai and Haleakala. Lo'ihi is the only underwater volcano in Hawaii; the other four volcanoes are above sea level. Kilauea is a hyperactive shield type volcano. Volcanoes are mainly found where tectonic plates are diverging or converging. The Mid Ocean Ridge is an example of divergent tectonic plates pulling apart, where the Ring of Fire is an example of convergent tectonic plates pushing together. Hawaii today is comprised of many different volcanoes with several different volcano types.
Volcanoes of Hawaii With a population of 142 million people Hawaii is the home to the largest volcanic islands. Hawaii is a state with eight main islands, which are Hawai’i, Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Niihau, and Kahoolawe (Macdonald 3). On those islands, Hawaii consists of five major volcanoes: Kilauea, Mauna Loa, Hualalai, Kohala, and Mauna Kea (Macdonald 59). Figure 3.2 shows a map of the 5 major volcanoes that make up the Hawaii Island (Macdonald 59). There is one more major volcano, Loihi, which is considered a submarine volcano (Macdonald 4). However, before learning about the Hawaii volcanoes we have to know how Hawaii itself was formed.
Hawaiian Beaches Hawaii State is the youngest of the fifty states of US, and is the only American state made up exclusively of islands. It is mainly of an archipelago in the southeast of Japan, southwest of the continental US, and northeast of Australia. Its warm tropical climate, natural beauty, inviting waves, waters and volcanoes that are still active make it a well-liked destination for surfers, tourists, volcanologists and biologists. Owing to its central-Pacific locality, Hawaii has lots of Asian and North American influences besides its own pulsating native background. Hawaii boasts of more than a million permanent inhabitants along with U.S. military personnel and numerous visitors. It is located on the island of Oahu and its capital is Honolulu. Generally, Hawaii enjoys a series of exotic destination islands such as Honolulu, Waipahu, Koloa, Captain Cook, Hana, Kapaa, Pahoa, Laie, Hilo, Volcano and Kihei
Language Oh Language “The history of HCE has inspiring accounts of resourcefulness, intellect, and competence that both reflect and sustain local Hawaii culture.” (Kanae, np) There is no other place in this world like Hawaii.
Natural disasters in Hawaii When we ask people what they think about Hawaii, they will probably say paradise, ocean, holiday and beach. However, the islands are accessible to some kinds of natural disasters, such as earthquakes and volcanoes that I learned in Geology class. No one will recognize that the Hawaii