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Mauna Loa Volcano: John & David-Good

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John Graff

on 5 April 2013

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By:David Steffes & John Graff!! Where is Mauna Loa? Type of Volcano How large is Mauna Loa Mauna Loa is represented as Pele, the goddess of fire in the old legends. Mauna Loa is 13,679 feet tall. Mauna Loa is amoung Earth's most active volcanoes. It has probably been erupting for at least 700,000 years, and it may have emerged above sea level about 400,000 years ago. Mauna Loa has erupted 33 times. Its first documented historical eruption was in 1843. The most recent eruption was from March 24 through April 15, 1984. Stories and legends about Mauna Loa Mauna Loa Volcano
(largest volcano on our planet) Mauna Loa is on the largest island in the Hawaiian islands. It's near Kilauea. Mauna Loa is 18,000 feet cubed, and the largest width wise volcano in the world. Mauna Loa is 67,660.37 meters long. Residents claim that Pele sends down her dog as a sign of an imminent eruption. David: All my Images were from Google Images, https://www.google.com/search?q=google+images&aq=f&oq=google+images&aqs=chrome.0.57j5j60j0l2j60.6326&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8. David: Work was on Google Earth, or Wikipedia. Mauna Loa is a giant shield volcano in its late stage of life. John's Bibliography "Shield Volcano." Shield Volcano. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Mar. 2013. A shield volcano is a large volcano that is built almost entirely of fluid lava flows. It has broad sloping sides and is usually surrounded by gently sloping hills in a circular or fan shaped pattern, that looks like a warrior's shield. The type of lava that flows from Mauna Loa is Aa and pahoehoe lava.
Pahoehoe flows are silvery gray in color.
Aa flows are a darker gray. This is because the pahoehoe is glassy and the Aa is rubbly. Aa Lava Pohoehoe Lava History & Volcanic Activity "Mauna Loa." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 23 Mar. 2013. Web. 23 Mar. 2013. "Mauna Loa Volcano, Hawai`i." Mauna Loa Volcano, Hawai`i. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Mar. 2013. "Mauna Loa Volcano, Big Island, Hawai'i - Facts & Information / VolcanoDiscovery:." Mauna Loa Volcano, Big Island, Hawai'i - Facts & Information / VolcanoDiscovery:. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Mar. 2013. 1984 Eruption Advantages of Living Near Mauna Loa It creates new land.
The lava flows and volcanic ash of Mauna Loa are transformed into fertile farmland, so that creates soil so farmers can grow crops such as coffee, macadamia nuts, and sugar.
Heat from the earth's crust near Mauna Loa can be converted into energy and is a useful way to generate electricity.
Mauna Loa can produce very spectacular scenery. Disadvantages of Living Near Mauna Loa Everyingthing in the path of an advancing lava flow will be knocked over, surrounded, buried in lava, or ignited by the extremely hot temperature of lava.
Lava flows from the 1859 eruption destroyed the village of Wainanalii.
Earthquakes which accompanied an eruption in 1887 damaged houses in the town of Hilo.
Hilo was covered by lava in the 1880 to 1881 lava flow.
In 1984, a lava flow reached to within four miles of the outskirts of Hilo. "Lava Flow Hazards on Mauna Loa Volcano, Hawai`i." Lava Flow Hazards on Mauna Loa Volcano, Hawai`i. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Mar. 2013. "Introduction." Introduction. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Mar. 2013. <http://www.stfrancis.edu/content/ns/bromer/earthsci/student9/Web PageMichAmand/Michelle.htm>. Questions Where is Mauna Loa located?
What type of volcano is Mauna Loa?
What type of lava flows from Mauna Loa?
What are the physical features of Mauna Loa?
When has Mauna Loa erupted?
How is Mauna Loa represented in stories and legends?
What are the advantages and dis- advantages of living near Mauna Loa? David's Bibliography YouTube THANKS FOR WATCHING!!!
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