World’s largest active volcano erupts in Hawaii

Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano has erupted in Hawaii and as per the reports, this happened after a span of 4 decades.

The volcano has spewed volcanic ashes and lava turning the sky dark red.

Videos have surfaced online that show rivers of molten rock high up on the volcano, and venting clouds of smoke at the summit.

News channels across the world reported the spectacular event, although sounds scary this eruption displayed a spectacular display of nature’s fury.

The volcanic eruption could be seen as far as 72 km away and as per the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the pressure for the eruption was building for several years.

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Reportedly, the eruption began shortly before midnight on Sunday, which was initially contained within the concave area at the top of the volcano.

The USGS added that the eruption of Mauna Loa has migrated from the summit to the Northeast Rift Zone where fissures are feeding several lava flows, and also added that there is currently no threat to people living below the eruption zone. However, the USGS warned that the volcano was volatile.

The early stages of a Mauna Loa rift zone eruption can be very dynamic, and the advance and location of lava flow can change rapidly said the agency.

The authorities in Hawaii have not yet issued any evacuation orders, but several roads in the region and the summit area have been closed, whereas two shelters have also been opened as a precaution.

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