This is the world’s largest volcano

Since mid-September, mauna loa volcanolargest in the world and located on the islands Hawaii, presents an activity in which it forces scientists to be very aware of it. This volcano usually erupts every six years.

island with volcano bucket net

These signs of activity began in mid-September as the rate of earthquakes recorded under the volcano’s summit increased from 10-20 per day to 40-50 per day, as well as increased ground deformation. All this forced the yellow alert decision, without hinting at the imminent danger of an eruption, this Hawaiian island’s scientists insist.

This is, according to volcanologists, Magma inflow into the Mauna Loa summit reservoir system. As this reservoir expands, it causes minor earthquakes directly below the caldera and a region to its northwest.

world’s largest volcano

Mauna Loa is the largest active volcano on the planet. It has an area of ​​approximately 5,271 square kilometers and It has a width of about 120 kilometers.. Because of this size, the volcano covers almost half of the island of Hawaii. It stands at an altitude of about 4,169-4,170 meters above sea level. Its approximate volume is 75,000-80,000 cubic kilometers.

Mauna Loa Volcano dimag

Mauna Loa is dome-shaped; At its summit is a caldera called Mokuʻāweoweo with a depth of 183 meters. There are 4 depression craters formed by the collapse of the surface above a vacuum chamber. These craters are: Lua Hohonu, Lua Hou, Lua Poholo and South Pit. The first two are located southwest of the caldera.

Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program recorded at least 109 confirmed eruptions. The first well-documented eruption dates back to 1843. and has since removed more than 35 interior items. Its eruptions are of the Hawaiian type, occurring at the apex or at one of the fissures, and on average, Mauna Loa volcano erupts every 6 years.

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