Mauna Loa Volcano Eruption: Explosion occurred in the world's largest volcano, ash and smoke spread several kilometers
The Mauna Loa volcano in the US state of Hawaii has started erupting. The S Geological Survey said the volcano's summit caldera on the Big Island began erupting late Sunday night. The last time this volcano erupted was in the year 1984.
The Mauna Loa Volcano Eruption in the Hawaiian Island of America has started erupting. According to the news agency AP, officials said on Monday that the eruption of the volcano filled the sky for several kilometers with ash and smoke. The US Geological Survey said the caldera, the top of the volcano on the Big Island, had begun erupting late Sunday night.
Officials warned residents living near the Mauna Loa lava to remain alert. Scientists were on alert because of recent earthquakes at the top of the volcano. The last time this volcano erupted was in the year 1984. News agency Reuters has shared two pictures of Mauna Loa volcano from different years. The first picture is from the year 1975 before the volcano erupted and the second picture is from March 25, 1984.
Explain that Mauna Loa is 13,679 feet (4,169 meters) above sea level. Kilauea volcano is located near Mauna Loa. In the year 2018, the Kilauea volcano erupted, which destroyed 700 houses.
Celebrities like Matthew McConkey live on the Big Island
Explain that about 2 lakh people live on the Big Island, including celebrities like Roseanne Barr and Matthew McConkey. The vastness of the Mauna Loa volcano can be gauged from the fact that it occupies more than half of Hawaii. Let us tell you that on October 14, earthquake tremors of 5.0 magnitude were felt in Mauna Loa.