In Hawaii, the largest active volcano in the world erupts

The disaster film is a priori avoided. the biggest volcano active in the world, Mauna Loa, located Hawaii, erupted for the first time in nearly forty years. But according to the American Institute of Geophysics (USGS), the dwellings are not threatened by the lava. “Currently, the lava flows are contained at the top and do not threaten populations downstream,” says the institute.

The eruption kicked off Sunday night at 11:30 p.m. local time. On Monday morning, in response to a photo posted on Twitter that appeared to show lava, the USGS said it “appears that lava may be escaping from the caldera.” “There is no indication of any progress of the eruption into a rift zone,” which allows magma to travel more easily underground, the institute added Monday.

Beware of volcanic gas

“The first phases of a Mauna Loa eruption can evolve quickly and the location and progress of lava flows can change quickly,” warned the Institute in its first note on Sunday. The winds could carry “volcanic gas and Pele’s hair,” volcanic glass fibers, the USGS said.

The US Weather Service (NWS) has warned that volcanic ash could accumulate around the volcano. Mauna Loa, which rises to 4,169 meters, is located on the island of Hawaii, the largest of this archipelago of Peaceful. The volcano has erupted 33 times since 1843. Its last dates back to 1984, and lasted twenty-two days.

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