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Geographical map of Hawaii

Hawaii is the longest chain of the islands in the world, the length of the islands is 1,600 miles. The main islands are located just south from the Tropic of Cancer and are located at the same latitude as Cuba and Mexico. Most of the land mass of the islands is divided among eight islands. Only seven are inhabited islands.

Some tourists are afraid of Hawaii, because it's just a small piece of land in the vast ocean.

Many tourists are afraid of Hawaii because of the earthquakes, tsunamis and hurricanes, as well as due to the volcanic eruption.

It should be noted that the presence of an active volcano on the Big Island gives rise to convulsions, but, basically, they are not noticeable to people. It is said that, compared with California, these earthquakes in Hawaii are far less destructive.

As for the tsunami, they do occasionally occur in Hawaii. Strong tsunami comes about once every 25 years. The most dangerous areas are those that are located along the shores of the bays. There waves bring the greatest destruction. All hazardous areas are marked by special symbols in Hawaii, as all banks are special sirens. The Hawaiian Islands have a particularly modern system warning of tsunami.

Hurricanes in Hawaii are rare. From 1832 to 1949, 19 tropical storms were recorded, but strong gales are common.

Statistics say that the Hawaiian Islands have very few hurricanes. Most likely, this is due to the fact that the islands are very small when compared with the ocean. In addition, the location of the islands in the central Pacific promotes the availability of lower water temperatures, and storms have been known to gain energy from the warm tropical water. Other obstacles to the emergence of hurricanes are reacting to the east trade winds that deflect hurricanes counterclockwise.


М. Pertova