Hawaii’s Big Island gets warning as huge volcano rumbles

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The Associated Press

HONOLULU (AP) – Hawaii officials are warning residents of the Big Island to prepare for the possibility that the world’s largest active volcano may erupt given a recent spike in earthquakes at the summit of Mauna Loa.

Scientists don’t expect the volcano to erupt imminently, but officials are reminding people lava could reach some homes in just a few hours when it does.

Mauna Loa is the much larger neighbor of the Kilauea volcano that erupted in a residential neighborhood and destroyed 700 homes in 2018.

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory says Mauna Loa has been in a state of “heightened unrest” since the middle of last month.

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10/27/2022 4:01:33 PM (GMT -5:00)

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