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Mauna Loa volcano with gentle slopes typical of a shield volcano.
Mauna Loa volcano with gentle slopes typical of a shield volcano.

Mauna Loa activity update:
Mauna Loa caldera, image captured from HVO's MLcam (C) U.S. Geological Survey
domingo, nov 17, 2019
The seismicity and deformation levels on Mauna Loa volcano have not changed considerably over the past few weeks, but still remain elevated above background levels. ... [Leer más]
Source: US Geological Survey
sábado, oct 05, 2019
During the past week, approximately 40 small-magnitude earthquakes (all smaller than M2.5) were detected beneath the upper elevations of Mauna Loa. Most of the earthquakes occurred at shallow to intermediate depths of less than 10 km (~6 miles) below ground level. ... [Leer más]

Mauna Loa volcano

Shield volcano 4170 m / 13,681 ft
Big Island, Hawai'i, 19.48°N / -155.61°W
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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Last update: 17 nov 2019
Typical eruption style: Dominantemente efusivo.
Erupciones del volcán Mauna Loa: 1832, 1843, 1849, 1851, 1852, 1855-56, 1859, 1865-66, 1868, 1870(?), 1871, 1872, 1873, 1873-74, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1879, 1880, 1880-81, 1887, 1892, 1896, 1899, 1903, 1907, 1914-15, 1916, 1919, 1926, 1933, 1935-36, 1940, 1950, 1975, 1984
Fecha / HoraRevista / ProfundidadDistanciaUbicación
Wed, 20 Nov 2019
Wed, 20 Nov 11:53 UTCM 2.3 / 7 km6 km28km ENE of Honaunau-Napoopoo, Hawaii (USA)
Sun, 17 Nov 2019
Sun, 17 Nov 20:03 UTCM 2.2 / 3.7 km5 km21km E of Honaunau-Napoopoo, Hawaii (USA)
Sun, 17 Nov 09:24 UTCM 1.8 / 2.7 km10 km24km NW of Pahala, Hawaii (USA)
Sun, 17 Nov 06:09 UTCM 2.1 / 7.6 km13 km25km N of Pahala, Hawaii (USA)
Sat, 16 Nov 2019
Sat, 16 Nov 04:00 UTCM 1.7 / 0.9 km4 km26km E of Honaunau-Napoopoo, Hawaii (USA)
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Mauna Loa is the world's largest and one of its most active volcanoes - a giant shield volcano on the Big Island of Hawai'i.


Mauna Loa, world's largest mountain and volcano, is a archetype of a basaltic shield volcano in its late mature stage of life, and only about 600,000-1,000,000 years old. Although not erupting as frequently as its younger neighbor Kilauea, it is also one of the most active volcanoes of the world. When it erupts, its eruptions are usually huge and produce large rivers of lava that have repeatedly threatened the town of Hilo.
Mauna Loa rises almost 9 km above the sea floor and the weight of the massive mountain has depressed the oceanic crust down by about 8 kilometers, so the whole pile of volcanic rocks produced from Mauna Loa is probably about 8+5+4=17 kilometers! It has eruptions both from its summit, occupied by a large caldera, and its NE and SW rift zones on the flanks. Almost 90% of Mauna Loa's surface is is covered by lavas less than 4000 years old, while about 50% of its surface is covered by lavas no older than about 1500 years old, while about 25% are covered by lava flows younger than about 750 years, i.,e. emplaced after the formation of the Mokuaweoweo summit caldera.

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