Kilauea Crater is a part of one of the world’s most active volcanoes. The crater is roughly circular, and is approximately 2 miles long on its north-south diameter and 1-3/4 miles long on its east-west diameter. Kilauea Crater is well defined by almost vertical walls on all but a portion of the southern rim. The frequent, almost continual, centering of volcanic activity at Kilauea Crater in prehistoric and historic times has affected human life, cultures, religions, and undertakings.
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