Mauna Lora Research Paper

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The volcano i choose to research goes by the name of Mauna Loa. Mauna Loa translates to “Long Mountain” in the hawaiian language. Mauna is the largest volcano in the world and covers about half of the island. Mauna Loa is also one of the earth 's most active volcanoes, It has erupted about 40 times since its first recorded eruption around 1843 and scientist predict it will erupt again. Mauna Loa is located in Hawaii near Hilo the largest city in Hawaii. The absolute location of mauna loa is 19.4795 degrees north and 155.6027 degrees west. Mauna Loa is a shield volcano. A shield volcano is a mountain that has a gentle slope that produces a large amount of fluid lava normally. The lava turns explosive if water gets through the vents of the volcano.

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