Mauna Loa

By Rachael Wiese and Chelsea Childs


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Type of volcano and how it formed:


-Formed when red hot lava oozes out from cracks, or fissures in the Earth's crust.

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Last eruption:

March to April 1984
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Amount of damage it has caused:

The eruption of Mauna Loa sent large amounts of lava down slope through small villages in Ho'okena, destroying homes, a gas station, lodge, church and a cemetery.

Any towns/cities located near it:

-Kailua, Lanai City, Lahaina, Kaneohe, Honolulu, Ahuimanu, and many more.

Things to do at Mauna Loa:

-Tours inside of lava tubes and caves abound on Mauna Loa

-Helicopter Tours