Diamond Head (Volcano Week 5)

Rising 230 metres above the white sands of Waikiki Beach, the volcanic cone known as Diamond Head is an iconic part of Honolulu’s diverse and modern skyline. Sure it may not be filled with lava, sulphurous fumes, or noxious gasses… and it’s been extinct for at least 100,000 years… and of course there’s a paved road all the way up filled with hordes of meandering tourists… but it’s still a pretty impressive site! Unlike many larger active volcanoes, Diamond Head as it is seen today has changed little in over one hundred millennia. The 1,072 metre-wide volcanic cone…

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