Mauna Loa


Mauna Loa

geographical name \-ˈlō-ə\

Definition of MAUNA LOA

volcano 13,680 feet (4170 m) Hawaii in S cen Hawaii (island) in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

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Mauna Loa

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Volcano, south-central Hawaii island, Hawaii, U.S. Located in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, it is one of the world's largest mountain masses. It rises to 13,678 ft (4,169 m) and has a dome 75 mi (120 km) long and 64 mi (103 km) wide. Mokuaweoweo, its pit crater, has an area of nearly 4 sq mi (10 sq km) and a depth of 500–600 ft (150–180 m). It has averaged one eruption every 3.5 years since 1832. Many of its eruptions are confined within Mokuaweoweo; others are from fissures and vents. Its lava flows occupy more than 2,000 sq mi (5,120 sq km) of the island. See also Kilauea.

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