The Big Island is nearly twice as large as the others combined, and it is still growing. Since 1983, the Kilauea volcano has spewed lava and has added more than 70 acres to the island's southeast shore. In fact, offshore, an underwater Mount Loihi is building another Hawaiian island--due to emerge in 10,000 years or so.
Volcanoes in Hawaii are gentle giants. Rather than erupting violently, lava flows slowly and continuously. Groups visiting the Big Island can travel almost to the end