World’s Largest Active Volcano Erupts In Hawaii

Ash, debris fall nearby

  • The world’s largest active volcano, Mauna Loa in Hawaii, began to erupt for the first time in nearly forty years.
  • As of Monday, the lava flows have not threatened nearby communities and are contained within the summit area.
  • A spokesperson for the U.S. Geological Survey said the duration of the eruption and whether lava could flow to populated areas is impossible to predict.
  • The mountain’s lava traveled 15 miles to the ocean in under three hours when it erupted in 1950.