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After months of earthquakes in Hawaii, Mauna Loa erupted

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This image provided by the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory shows a view from a research camera of the northern rim of the caldera of Mauna Loa, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. The U.S. Geological Survey says the eruption began late Sunday night at the caldera summit of the volcano at Big island.  On Monday morning, the lava flows were said to be in the summit zone and not threatening nearby communities.

This image provided by the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory shows a view from a research camera of the northern rim of the caldera of Mauna Loa, Monday, Nov. 28, 2022. The U.S. Geological Survey says the eruption began late Sunday night at the caldera summit of the volcano at Big island. On Monday morning, the lava flows were said to be in the summit zone and not threatening nearby communities.

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Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, erupted after months of earthquakes in Hawaii, experts said.

The the eruption began at Moku’─üweoweo, the 13,100-foot caldera summit of the volcano, around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said.

The lava flows are contained within the caldera and pose no danger to communities on the slopes, the observatory said.

The National Weather Service in Honolulu issued an ash advisory until 6 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, saying until a quarter of an inch of ash could hit Hawaii.

There is an eruption does not affect airline flights to the islands, the Hawaii Tourism Agency said on Twitter.

The eruption followed earthquakes and reports of them seismic disturbances on the volcano, at times more than 100 earthquakes per day were reported in September, according to CNN.

In October, the Service of National Parks named after closed the summit Mauna Loa for visitors.

Mauna Loa flared up 33 times since 1843, the US Geological Survey said.

Don Sweeney was a newspaper reporter and editor in California for over 25 years. He has been a real-time reporter for The Sacramento Bee since 2016.

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