What is Mauna Loa?

Answer Five volcanoes form the island of Hawai'i with Mauna Loa being the largest. An active volcano it last erupted in 1984 while nearby Kilauea Volcano has erupted almost continually since 1983. Both vo... Read More »

Top Q&A For: What is Mauna Loa

What is the myth behind Mauna Loa?

Mauna Loa, located on Hawaii's big island, is the largest volcano in the world. The volcano is so large that it covers half of the island's land. Mauna Loa has erupted 33 times since 1843. Its last... Read More »

What type of volcano is the Mauna Loa?

Mauna Loa is a shield volcano, which is built up gradually by a large number of liquid lava flows occurring over a long period of time. Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano in the world, has been ... Read More »

What plate is mauna loa located on?

The Hawaiian volcano Mauna Loa sits in the middle of the Pacific tectonic plate, as do all the Hawaiian islands. Unlike many volcanoes that form at the boundaries between tectonic plates, the volca... Read More »

What does"Mauna Loa"mean?

Mauna Loa means "long mountain" in Hawaiian. Mauna Loa is the world's largest and most active volcano. At 13,680 feet high, the volcano spans 2,035 square miles, which is a little more than half th... Read More »