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 (kē′lou-ā′ə, kĭl′ə-wā′ə)
An active volcano on the southeast slope of Mauna Loa on the island of Hawaii.
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(Placename) a crater on the E side of Mauna Loa volcano, on SE Hawaii island: the world's largest active crater. Height: 1247 m (4090 ft). Width: 3 km (2 miles)
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(ˌki laʊˈeɪ ɑ, -ˈeɪ ə, ˌkɪl oʊ-)

an active volcanic crater on the E slope of Mauna Loa on the island of Hawaii. 4090 ft. (1247 m).
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A man was critically injured late Wednesday after falling 70-foot into the caldera of the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island, officials said Thursday.
Kilauea erupted in late Spring, causing a stir among Hawaii residents and fear of homes being lost to flowing lava and ash.
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