How did the Hawaiian islands form 4 million years ago?

Answer The eight tropical islands that make up Hawaii were formed by volcanoes. Like an iceberg, only the tip of each island is visible above the sea. If you were to drain the ocean water around it, the... Read More »

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How many years did it take to form the Hawaiian Islands?

The Hawaiian Islands formed volcanically over several million years and are part of a larger island chain ranging from Midway Island in the central Pacific up to the Aleutian islands off the coast ... Read More »

How many islands& atolls comprise the Hawaiian islands?

Hawaii's eight main islands--Hawaii, Kahoolawe, Maui, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai and Niihau--make up 99 percent of its land mass. Of these, Hawaii is the largest, Kahoolawe is uninhabited, and Nii... Read More »

How many islands make up the Hawaiian Islands?

There are nine main Hawaiian islands and an additional nine Northwest Hawaiian Islands, for a total of 18. If the various rocks and islets in the area are also included, there are as many as 130 is... Read More »

What are the seven Hawaiian Islands?

Hawaii consists of eight major islands, though only six are inhabited: the Big Island of Hawaii, Maui, Lanai, Kauai, Oahu and Molokai. Kahoolawe is uninhabited and Niihau is a privately owned islan... Read More »