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Interesting facts about the formation
and location of Molokai

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Molokai was formed by two volcanoes known as East Molokai and the much smaller West Molokai.
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Molokai is estimated to be 1.3 to 1.8 million years old as measured by a comparison of its structural lava flows.
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Molokai is home to the tallest sea cliffs in the world, dropping 3,000 feet.
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Molokai is approximately 38 miles long and 10 miles wide, with just over 88 miles of unspoiled coastline.
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Molokai is 2,340 miles west of California.
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Molokai is located near the center of the Pacific Ocean.
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Molokai is just below the Tropic of Cancer.
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Molokai is located in Polynesia.
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Molokai is the fifth largest of the 8 main Hawaiian islands.
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Molokai's highest point is Mount Kamakou at 4,970 feet.
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Molokai is separated from Maui on the southeast by the Pailolo channel, from Oahu on the west by the Kaiwi Channel, and from Lanai on the south by the Kalohi Channel.
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Deep gorges, rainforests and spectacular cliffs rise along the lush northeast coast to Mount Kamakou before descending more than 2000 feet to the island's western shoreline.

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Barren Mauna Loa plateau rises to 1,381 feet. It is covered by pineapple fields and cattle grazing lands on the island's West End. It is framed on the north and south shores by some of Hawaii's most beautiful, remote beaches.
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Makanalua Peninsula is on the north coast. It is flat, beaten by wind and rain and encrusted in lava. It is inaccessible except for a treacherous trail down to the wide lava plain protruding into the Pacific.

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