Aerial view of Hanauma Bay
|Location||Hawaii, United States|
|Mountain type||Tuff cone|
|Last eruption||32,000 years ago|
It was created 32,000 years ago as a vent of the Koʻolau Volcano. It is a popular tourist attraction due to the beach in its crater and at one point had 3 million visitors a year. The bay holds many types of marine wildlife.
The origin of the name “Hanauma” is not well known. The “hana” part means “bay” while the meaning behind “uma” is debated.
- "geology, Official Web Site for The City and County of Honolulu". web.archive.org. 2012-04-01. Retrieved 2020-08-06.