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.


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

According to the Hawaii State Tourism Agency,that the lava flows from the eruption pose no danger to people living under the mountain. Air transportation is also not threatened at the present time.

“Currently, lava flows are in the areapeaks and do not threaten settlements located below the slope, representatives of the US Geological Survey said in a hazard notice. However, the agency warned that "based on past experience, the early stages of the Mauna Loa eruption can be very dynamic, and the location and movement of lava flows can change rapidly."

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