Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, erupted again 40 years later. According to the authorities, the lava flow rate can change at any time.
Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano in Hawaii, erupted for the first time since 1984. The US Geological Survey (USGS) warned residents that the eruption could be very dynamic and the flow direction and speed could change. Here are the details!
Mauna Loa Erupts for the First Time in 40 Years
Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, erupted for the first time in 40 years. The lava that came out after the eruption is flowing on the top of the mountain for now. However, residents around the mountain have been warned of the possibility of ash falling.
The US Geological Survey stated that the situation could change at any time. The center raised the warning volume of the volcano to the highest level. However, emergency officials on the volcano, which erupted around 23.30, say that there are no evacuation orders and residential areas are unlikely to be affected.
Located in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Mauna Loa covers half of the Big Island of the USA. The volcano, on the other hand, rises 13,679ft (4,169m) above sea level. It also spans over 2,000 square miles. According to the information that came with all this, aftershocks occurred after the big bang. Health officials said Hawaii’s air quality is being monitored and is in progress for now.
The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency has opened two shelters on the island as a precaution. However, it is known that lava does not threaten the settlement. The volcano, which last erupted in March and April 1984, sent a lava flow 8.05 km from Hilo, the largest city on the island.
With all that said, the agency said that about half of all recorded eruptions of Mauna Loa were confined to the summit. This volcano tends to spew lava at a high rate. Therefore, the volcano can be dangerous if it descends from steep slopes.