How old is Mauna Loa?

Answer Though the exact age is unknown, scientists have dated rocks formed by Mauna Loa's eruptions. The oldest identified rocks from the volcano date to 100,000-200,000 years ago. Subaerial eruptions, wh... Read More »

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How big is Mauna Loa?

The Mauna Loa volcano is located on the island of Hawaii. It sits on the island at about 60 miles long and 30 miles wide. Mauna Loa rises about 16,400 feet above sea level.References:Mauna Loa Volcano

Is Mauna Loa a composite?

The Mauna Loa Volcano, located on the island of Hawaii, is considered a shield volcano, not a composite volcano. Shield volcanoes have gradual slopes and slow eruptions, while composite volcanoes a... Read More »

Is Mauna Loa dormant?

Mauna Loa is not a dormant volcano. It is located in Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii and last erupted in 1984. The volcano is 13,679 feet above sea level. Because it continues to be active, it is ... Read More »

Who named Mauna Loa?

The name "Mauna Loa" means "Long Mountain" in Hawaiian. Like most local place names, the name arose from traditional usage, so it is not known who gave the mountain its name.Source:United States Ge... Read More »