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How old is the island of Maui?

The Hawaiian Islands, by Age
Molokai is next, at 1.3 to 1.9 million years old; Lanai, at approximately 1.3 million years; and Maui, at 0.8 to 1.3 million years old. The oldest parts of the Big Island are less than 0.7 million years old, and contemporary lava flows consistently add brand-new land.

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Herein, when was Maui formed?

About 20,000 years ago Maui was joined together with the neighbor islands of Molokai, Lanai and Kahoolawe.

Secondly, which is older Kauai or Maui? The Hawaiian Islands are a truly remarkable place. They are among the most isolated archipelagos on Earth, and host a plethora of endemic species. This means that the island of Hawaii (known as the Big Island) is younger than Maui, which is younger than Oahu, which is younger than Kauai.

Also question is, what is the island of Maui known for?

Maui, known also as “The Valley Isle,” is the second largest Hawaiian island. The island beloved for its world-famous beaches, the sacred Iao Valley, views of migrating humpback whales (during winter months), farm-to-table cuisine and the magnificent sunrise and sunset from Haleakala.

How big is the island of Maui?

144,444 (2010)

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