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Mauna Loa Volcano Erupts for the First Time Since 1984

Mauna Loa Volcano Erupts for the First Time Since 1984

The world’s largest active volcano, Mauna Loa, has erupted once again, after almost 40 years since it last made headlines. The eruption began late Sunday night, marking the onset of this momentous occasion. The volcano’s last eruption was in 1984; it had erupted after three years of steadily increased earthquake activity which serves as a warning sign to volcanic eruptions. This time around, the island’s residents had less time to prepare for the eruption, as earthquake activity (which often foreshadows the eruption) only increased a few months ago, as opposed to the prior’s years of activity.

La Palma Volcano Continues Destruction After Almost 12 Weeks Of Activity

La Palma Volcano Continues Destruction After Almost 12 Weeks Of Activity

The Cumbre Vieja volcano, which resides on La Palma, one of the smallest of Spain’s Canary Islands, first erupted on Sept. 19th, almost 12 weeks ago. So far, the eruption has destroyed around 2,800 buildings, and the lava flow covers just under 1,200 hectares (almost 3,000 acres) of land.

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