MAUNA LOA

PEOPLE THRONG HAWAII TO SEE WORLD’S LARGEST VOLCANIC ERUPTION

Published By Livemint | 01 Dec, 2022

 World’s largest volcano, Mauna Loa, became active on 27 Nov after being dormant for 38 yrs

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 The current eruption is its 34th since 1843

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Mauna Loa joined its neighbouring volcano, Kilauea, which is erupting for more than a year

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The highway near Volcanoes National Park is jammed with visitors flocking to see the rare event

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Lava from Mauna Loa is depositing in the rift zone, making it less dangerous for the community.

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Visitors are at risk of inhaling volcanic gases and sulfur

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USGS has also warned people of Pele's Hair, which is a hair-like formation from cooled lava

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