December 7, 2017 by

Mauna Kea is an island, and if the separation from the base of the adjacent Pacific Ocean floor to the pinnacle of the island is measured, at that point Mauna Kea is "taller" than Mount Everest. Mauna Kea is more than 10,000 meters tall contrasted with 8,850 meters for Mount Everest - making it the "world's tallest mountain.

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