Thar she blows

Mauna Loa: 8 explosive views show the world's largest volcano erupting

After 38 years, it’s awake.

Fissures on the caldera on Mauna Loa during its last eruption in 1984
USGS/J.D. Griggs

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Shortly before midnight on November 27, the largest volcano on Earth woke from almost four decades of slumber.

Mauna Loa, located the island of Hawaii, is currently erupting.

Its last eruption happened in 1984. Since then, the volcano has been relatively quiet, until this week.

USGS/J.D. Griggs