Mauna Loa <<MOW nuh LOH uh>> is a volcanic mountain in Hawaii Volcanoes Nationwide Park on the island of Hawaii. Mauna Loa rises thirteen,677 ft (four,169 meters) from sea degree to its peak. It’s the world’s largest volcano.On the prime is Mokuaweoweo, a crater. Kilauea volcano lies on the southeastern slope. Mauna Loa and Kilauea are Hawaii’s solely lively volcanoes.
Mauna Loa erupts at irregular occasions and typically sends streams of fiery lava flowing right down to the ocean. A lot of the lava produced by eruptions comes from rifts (cracks) within the mountain’s sides, not from the height crater. Mauna Loa’s longest eruption lasted 18 months in 1855-1856.