End of the eruption of Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano in the world

BACK TO CALM – After 38 years of calm, the volcano had come out of its torpor at the end of November, spewing fountains of lava up to 60 meters high

Back to normal for Mauna Loa. The spectacular eruption at Hawaii of the biggest volcano active in the world, which emerged from its torpor at the end of November after 38 years of calm, is now over, the American Institute of Geophysics (USGS) announced on Tuesday.

At the height of its fury, the volcano spewed fountains of lava up to 60 meters high and carried impressive flows of molten rock. For two weeks, Mauna Loa, so wide that it covers half of the island of Hawaii, the largest of this archipelago of Peacefulalso emitted tons of volcanic gas and spilled into the air from Pele’s hair, very sharp lava filaments named after the Hawaiian goddess of fire.

Homes were not affected

The eruption of this titan, whose name means “Long Mountain” in Hawaiian, did not ultimately affect the homes of this American island. Admired by many scientists and tourists, it is now complete. “Mauna Loa is no longer erupting,” USGS scientists announced in their latest bulletin.

Cracks had formed on the northeast flank of the volcano, where the lava flows had concentrated, which for a time threatened one of the main roads of the island. Lava(…) Read more at 20 minutes

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