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First eruption of the largest active volcano in the world in almost 40 years

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Volcanoes are among the most stunning natural phenomena in the world, despite their danger. During the winter, their warmth might be particularly beneficial. Some of these lava-filled mountains are safe enough to be advertised as tourist attractions, especially for thrill-seekers who want to engage in daring activities like boarding, abseiling, or even bicycling.

Having said that, it is important to remember that volcanoes are among the deadliest natural phenomena, especially if they are active. If you are anywhere near an active volcano, you run the danger of encountering volcanic hazards. Recently, it was announced that the largest active volcano in the world erupted for the first time in 38 years.

The largest active volcano in the world, Mauna Loa in Hawaii, is said to have erupted for the first time since 1984. According to reports, the eruption happened yesterday (Tuesday, Nov. 29) at around midnight, possibly as a result of earthquake activity. According to reports, lava is overflowing on one side of the volcano, but the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory says the sudden eruption is not dangerous enough to force the evacuation of nearby communities and residents.

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (Hawaii EMA) advised residents to be prepared for the worst even though the eruption is not currently posing a threat to the area’s residents. Two shelters have been put up in case of a disaster, per a tweet from Hawaii’s Civil Defense. As of the time of writing, no populated area is in danger from the lava that is overflowing.

However, depending on how severe an eruption is, volcanic ash from an active volcano can still inflict modest to considerable damage. Volcanic ashfall can be extremely deadly to the body, in addition to destroying plants, water supplies, and automobiles and structures. “People with respiratory illnesses should remain indoors to avoid inhaling the ash particles and anyone outside should cover their mouth and nose with a mask or cloth,” the Honolulu office warned.

Hawaiian authorities and defences are currently keeping an eye on Mauna Loa’s actions in order to get ready for any required evacuations and disaster prevention. For your knowledge, during the last eruption in 1984, inhabitants were getting ready to flee as the pouring lava reached the outskirts of the city of Hilo.

Watch this video report on Mauna Loa’s eruption:

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