I had the incredible fortune to live on Hawaii island for over 3 years, and I do miss it so, but I’m now getting settled in Austin, TX. What would entice me to move from Hawaii to Texas? Love. We’ll be back there in a few years if everything goes according to our desires. Enjoy this image of one of the beautiful ladies of the island, Mauna Loa (long mountain). It is the largest volcano on earth and its great mass actually depresses the sea floor 5 miles (8 kilometers). Her summit is 56,000 feet above her base, or 13,681 feet above sea level.