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 »

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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 »

Where is Mt. Mauna Loa?

Mt. Mauna Loa makes up half of the (Big) Island of Hawai'i. In addition to being the world's largest volcano, Mauna Loa is one of the most active, having erupted more than 30 times.Source:USGS: Mt.... Read More »

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

How old is Mauna Loa?

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 »