The world’s largest active volcano erupted in Hawaii for the first time in four decades. Mauna Loa erupted at 11.30 pm according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was the first eruption since 1984. The eruption began in Moku’aweoweo, the summit caldera of Mauna Loa, inside the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
World’s Largest Active Volcano Mauna Loa Erupted in Hawaii – Key Points
- The residents at risk from Mauna Loa lava flows were advised to review preparedness and refer to Hawaii Country Civil Defence information for further guidance.
- The early stages of the Mauna Loa eruption were dynamic and the advances of lava changed rapidly.
- Hawaii’s civil defense agency also helped meet across the island to help residents prepare for a possible emergency.
- Before the recent Mauna Loa eruption, it erupted 33 times, beginning from 1843.
- It is the most active volcano and covers half of the island.
- It is also one of six volcanoes in the state of Hawaii.