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PHOTOS: World's largest volcano erupts after 38 years in Hawaii

Published on Nov 30, 2022 08:32 PM IST
  • On Sunday, November 27, the world's largest volcano erupted for the first time since 1984. The eruption of Mauna Loa, after nearly 40 years, left Hawaii with a crimson sky and ashes as people gathered to watch the breathtaking visuals. Rivers of molten rock could be seen high up on the volcano, venting huge clouds of steam and smoke at the summit.
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An aerial view of Mauna Loa's eruption captured during an overflight of the Northeast Rift Zone on November 28, 2022. The world's largest active volcano, located in Hawaii, burst into life for the first time in 40 years, spewing lava and hot ash in a spectacular display of nature's fury.(USGS/Civil Air Patrol/ REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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An aerial view of Mauna Loa's eruption captured during an overflight of the Northeast Rift Zone on November 28, 2022. The world's largest active volcano, located in Hawaii, burst into life for the first time in 40 years, spewing lava and hot ash in a spectacular display of nature's fury.(USGS/Civil Air Patrol/ REUTERS)

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Spectators gathered to watch the lava flow down the mountain from the Mauna Loa eruption, near Hilo, Hawaii, on Tuesday, November 29. Pressure has been building at Mauna Loa for years, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), which reported the eruption could be seen from 45 miles (72 kilometers) away.(Marco Garcia / AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Spectators gathered to watch the lava flow down the mountain from the Mauna Loa eruption, near Hilo, Hawaii, on Tuesday, November 29. Pressure has been building at Mauna Loa for years, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), which reported the eruption could be seen from 45 miles (72 kilometers) away.(Marco Garcia / AP)

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The eruption began shortly before midnight on Sunday and was initially contained within the concave area at the top of the volcano.(USGS / REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The eruption began shortly before midnight on Sunday and was initially contained within the concave area at the top of the volcano.(USGS / REUTERS)

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Vehicles could be seen driving down the Saddle Road as Mauna Loa erupted in the distance, leaving a breathtaking view of a rare historic event. "The eruption of Mauna Loa has migrated from the summit to the Northeast Rift Zone where fissures are feeding several lava flows," the USGS said adding that there was currently no threat to people living below the eruption zone, but warned that the volcano was volatile.(Marco Garcia / AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Vehicles could be seen driving down the Saddle Road as Mauna Loa erupted in the distance, leaving a breathtaking view of a rare historic event. "The eruption of Mauna Loa has migrated from the summit to the Northeast Rift Zone where fissures are feeding several lava flows," the USGS said adding that there was currently no threat to people living below the eruption zone, but warned that the volcano was volatile.(Marco Garcia / AP)

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Recorded on July 15, 2022, satellite images of Hawaii's Mauna Loa showed rifts in the volcano. “Based on past events, the early stages of a Mauna Loa rift zone eruption can be very dynamic, and the location and advance of lava flows can change rapidly,” the USGS warned.(Maxar Technologies / REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Recorded on July 15, 2022, satellite images of Hawaii's Mauna Loa showed rifts in the volcano. “Based on past events, the early stages of a Mauna Loa rift zone eruption can be very dynamic, and the location and advance of lava flows can change rapidly,” the USGS warned.(Maxar Technologies / REUTERS)

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This file photo of Mauna Loa's eruption, recorded 38 years ago, shows molten rock flowing from the volcano, located on the south-central part of the island of Hawaii, on March 26, 1984. (File / AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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This file photo of Mauna Loa's eruption, recorded 38 years ago, shows molten rock flowing from the volcano, located on the south-central part of the island of Hawaii, on March 26, 1984. (File / AP)

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In this file photo, a gaseous cloud rises from the crater of Mauna Loa (centre) on the island of Hawaii on April 04, 1984. (John Swart / AP File) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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In this file photo, a gaseous cloud rises from the crater of Mauna Loa (centre) on the island of Hawaii on April 04, 1984. (John Swart / AP File)

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The Mauna Loa volcano erupted on the island of Hawaii on March 25, 1984, almost 40 years before it erupted again in November 2022. (USGS / REUTERS File) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The Mauna Loa volcano erupted on the island of Hawaii on March 25, 1984, almost 40 years before it erupted again in November 2022. (USGS / REUTERS File)

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An aerial view of the Mauna Loa summit with Lua Hou in the foreground. As per USGS, the white smoke In the background is rising from the fissures in the Northeast Rift Zone. (USGS / J. Schmith / REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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An aerial view of the Mauna Loa summit with Lua Hou in the foreground. As per USGS, the white smoke In the background is rising from the fissures in the Northeast Rift Zone. (USGS / J. Schmith / REUTERS)

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This file photo shows the Mauna Loa volcano in 1975, a few years before it erupted in 1984. “The flows are not threatening any downslope communities and all indications are that the eruption will remain in the Northeast Rift Zone. Volcanic gas and possibly fine ash and Pele's Hair may be carried downwind,” the USGS said.(USGS / REUTERS File) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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This file photo shows the Mauna Loa volcano in 1975, a few years before it erupted in 1984. “The flows are not threatening any downslope communities and all indications are that the eruption will remain in the Northeast Rift Zone. Volcanic gas and possibly fine ash and Pele's Hair may be carried downwind,” the USGS said.(USGS / REUTERS File)

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Crowds gathered to watch the lava glow from Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano, hours after its eruption in Hilo. Experts also cautioned that winds could carry volcanic gas and fine ash downslope. (Caleb Jones / AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Crowds gathered to watch the lava glow from Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano, hours after its eruption in Hilo. Experts also cautioned that winds could carry volcanic gas and fine ash downslope. (Caleb Jones / AP)

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Hawaiian natives left offerings at an old lava field in front of the erupting Mauna Loa, on Tuesday, November 29. Authorities in Hawaii have not issued any evacuation orders, although the summit area and several roads in the region were closed, and two shelters have been opened as a precaution. (Marco Garcia / AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Hawaiian natives left offerings at an old lava field in front of the erupting Mauna Loa, on Tuesday, November 29. Authorities in Hawaii have not issued any evacuation orders, although the summit area and several roads in the region were closed, and two shelters have been opened as a precaution. (Marco Garcia / AP)

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