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Transcript of Mauna Loa
Mauna Loa is not surrounded by a city, but it is surrounded by a small community. It is in the Volcanoes National park. Due to it being on an island, it is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. The Mauna Loa volcano is a tourist attraction.
The eruption type of Mauna Loa is explosive and quiet. Lava eruptions are silica/poor and very fluid,
usually non-explosive. Eruptions are rarely violent.
A volcano is a mountain with hiccups
The Mauna Loa volcano is located in big island of Hawai'i, United States. Neighboring the volcano, is Mauna Kea and Kiluea.
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Mauna Loa was created 700,000 years ago. It has erupted many times in the past.
It erupted in the years 1832, 1843, 1849, 1851, 1852, 1855-56, 1859, 1865-66, 1868, 1870-77, 1879, 1880-81, 1887, 1892, 1896, 1899, 1903, 1907, 1914-1916, 1919, 1926, 1933, 1935-36, 1940, 1950, 1975, 1984.
There hasn't been any volcanic activity and scientists don't know when it will erupt again, but they say the chance of Mauna Loa erupting again, is 100%. It can be very dangerous.
The largest volcano in the world
Mauna Loa means "Long Mountain" in the Hawaiian language
One of the most active volcanoes
Gigantic shield volcano
Slopes are not steep
Mauna Loa has a width of 120 km (75 miles)
Has a very low viscosity
What happens when the volcano erupts?
When Mauna Loa erupts, it pours out lava fountains which feed lava flows. Typically, at the start of an eruption, a rift opens up with lava fountains occurring along its side.
This volcano is one of the most famous volcanoes. Therefore, it has many legends.
There is a story of Pele (volcano goddess0 who was driven from her home by her older sister, Na-maka-o-kaha'i. Pele marked her new home on the slopes of Mauna Loa to avoid the her sister.
It was said that Pele had a white dog that sent alerts to people telling them when the volcano was going to erupt. One day the dog went missing.
The Kalaipahoa (Poisonwood Gods), lived in the forest of Mauna Loa where they were to kill birds who touched the trees.
Hawaiian food include:
* Hawaiian Rice
* Hawaiian Baked Beans
* Banana Nut bread
Located in America
Sports include: Surfing and Outrigger Canoe
Languages include: Hawaiian and English
Known for its beautiful islands
Also known for its Hula dance
Hawaiian traditions include: