The world's largest volcano woke up for the first time in 40 years: what is happening

Hawaii's Mauna Loa, the world's largest active volcano, is erupting for the first time in nearly 40 years.

Dozens

earthquakes - one of them with a magnitude of 4.2points—recorded in the region after the summit caldera of the Mauna Loa volcano erupted on Sunday night (November 27). US authorities have issued an ashfall warning on the archipelago's Big Island, and residents have been asked to remain vigilant.

According to the State Tourism AgencyHawaii, so far lava flows from the eruption do not pose a danger to people living under the mountain. Air transportation is also not currently in danger.

“Currently, lava flows arein the area of ​​the summit and do not threaten populated areas below the slope, USGS officials said in a hazard notice. However, the agency warned that "based on past experience, the early stages of a Mauna Loa eruption can be very dynamic, and the location and progression of lava flows can change rapidly."

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