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Hawaiians mark these traditions to honour, reflect as lava flows from Mauna Loa

For many Native Hawaiians, an eruption of a volcano like Mauna Loa has a deep yet very personal cultural significance. Many feel a connection with creation itself through the way lava gives birth to new land or reflect on their own place in the world and the people who came before

People gather to observe the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, US. Hawaiians mark these traditions to honour, reflect as lava flows from Mauna Loa volcano (REUTERS/Go Nakamura)
People gather to observe the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, US. Hawaiians mark these traditions to honour, reflect as lava flows from Mauna Loa volcano (REUTERS/Go Nakamura)
Updated on Dec 03, 2022 09:24 AM IST

Volcanic eruption in Hawaii's Mauna Loa brings tourism boon during slow season

Some hotels in and around Hawaii's Hilo are becoming fully booked in what is normally a slower time of the year for business. Helicopter tours of Mauna Loa, which began erupting Sunday after being quiet for 38 years, are also in high demand by tourists and journalists.

People stand on lava rock from a previous eruption near the Mauna Loa volcano as it erupts near Hilo, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull )
People stand on lava rock from a previous eruption near the Mauna Loa volcano as it erupts near Hilo, Hawaii. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull )
Updated on Dec 02, 2022 08:45 AM IST

Hazards posed by lava from volcanic eruption in Hawaii's Mauna Loa

Mauna Loa's magma tends to be hotter, drier and more fluid. That allows the magma's gas to escape and lava to flow down the side the volcano the way it is starting to do now. Mauna Loa is a shield volcano and here's how lava from its volcanic eruption poses hazards in Hawaii

People watch the eruption of Mauna Loa, near Hilo, Hawaii. Mauna Loa, the world's largest active volcano erupted Monday for the first time in 38 years. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
People watch the eruption of Mauna Loa, near Hilo, Hawaii. Mauna Loa, the world's largest active volcano erupted Monday for the first time in 38 years. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)
Updated on Nov 29, 2022 07:16 PM IST

World's largest volcano erupts after 38 years, netizens share pictures

The eruption took place about 11:30 p.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey's (USGS) official website. The area was soon covered in ashes and a red sky covered the area.

World's largest volcano erupts after 38 years(AP)
World's largest volcano erupts after 38 years(AP)
Published on Nov 29, 2022 02:56 PM IST

Watch: World's largest volcano erupts for 1st time since 1984, terrifying Hawaii

Mauna Loa Volcano: Watch: World's largest volcano erupts for first time since 1984, terrifying Hawaii

Mauna Loa Volcano: The lava on the northeast rift zone of Mauna Loa in Hawaii.(AFP)
Mauna Loa Volcano: The lava on the northeast rift zone of Mauna Loa in Hawaii.(AFP)
Published on Nov 29, 2022 10:34 AM IST
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