Kilauea is an active shield volcano in the Hawaiian Islands

Located along the southeastern shore of the Big Island of Hawaii

the volcano is between 210,000 and 280,000 years old and emerged above sea level about 100,000 years ago

Historically, it is the most active of the five volcanoes that together form Hawaii island. 

Kīlauea is also one of the most active volcanoes on Earth, and the most recent and currently ongoing

Kilauea is the second-youngest product of the Hawaiian hotspot

It is a very low, flat shield volcano, vastly different in profile from the high, sharply sloping peaks of stratovolcanoes.

Kilauea is one of the most active volcano on the Earth, an invaluable resource for volcanologists

Thirty-three eruptions have taken place since 1952

not including the current eruption which started on January 3,1983

and it is still ongoing.