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USA: Alert issued in Hawaii as world’s largest active volcano wakes up after 38 years

The World’s largest active volcano, known as Mauna Loa, woke up for the first time in 38 years in Hawaii on Tuesday.

Footage features orange-colour glowing lava emerging and smoke arising from the volcano.

The eruption was followed by an alert issued by the authorities telling people living on Hawaii’s Bog Island to be prepared for the worst scenarios and take precautionary measures.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS ), the volcano can be significantly dynamic and roughly 200,000 people on the Big Island were warned that the flows of lava can change quickly.

The Big Island of Hawaii consists of five volcanos including Mauna Loa. More than a third of the island’s residents live either in the city of Kailua-Kona, to the west of the volcano, with about 23,000 people, and Hilo to the east, with nearly 45,000.

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