World’s largest active volcano could be erupted by earthquake as scientists observe ‘change’ deep inside

THE WORLD’s largest volcano has been observed changing internally as blazing magma shifts around. The Mauna Loa volcano is more than five miles tall and researchers know just what it’ll take to set the volcano off. Scientists estimate the Mauna Loa volcano is between 700,000 and one million years oldGetty Images – Getty Mauna Loa has erupted dozens of times since the 19th centuryGetty Images – Getty The destruction from the 1950 eruptionUSGS Advanced ground- and satellite-based measuring tools indicate to researchers that the .04 square miles of new magma has flowed into the volcano chamber between 2014 and 2020. By tracking the magma‘s motion, the study authors determined the most likely causes of an eruption. “An earthquake of magnitude 6 or greater would relieve the stress imparted by the influx of magma along a sub-horizontal fault under the western flank of the volcano,” University of Miami PhD candidate and study author Bhuvan Varugu said in a press release. “This earthquake could trigger an eruption.” Read More Earth Science HONEY I SHRUNK THE DAY Earth records shortest day EVER after spinning unusually fast THE BLOB Never seen before ‘hot blob’ found within Earth leaves scientists ‘puzzled’ “An earthquake could be…

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World’s largest active volcano could be erupted by earthquake as scientists observe ‘change’ deep inside

Updated: August 3, 2022 — 10:26 pm