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Mauna Loa

Listed under Volcanoes in Kilauea, United States.

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Photo by Photography: Mike Lyvers
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Mauna Loa (“Long Mountain”) is the world’s largest mountain in terms of volume – a whopping 40,000 cubic km! It last erupted in 1984. The slopes of this classic shield volcano are so gentle after a million years of highly fluid lava flows that you may not even recognize it as a mountain despite its great height and bulk. The vast summit caldera can be reached by a rugged jeep track.

Written by  Mike Lyvers.

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