Loa – Mountain in the south central part of the island of
clue: Mauna ___; Hawaii's Mauna; End of a Hawaiian volcano
crosswordese: MAUNA, KEA
4 times a year
in English language:
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anatomy of a volcano
Volcano - 1942
of Mauna Loa, March 1984
Loa is an active shield volcano in the Hawaiian Islands, one of
five volcanic peaks that together form the Island of Hawaii. In
Hawaiian, mauna loa means "long mountain". The summit
caldera of the volcano is called Moku‘āweoweo. Mauna
Loa is Earth's largest volcano and is the exposed (subareal) part
of an enormous mid-ocean mountain. Indeed, it is the Earth's most
massive mountain, with a volume estimated at approximately 18,000
cubic miles (75,000 km³) (Kaye, 2002) and a height—measured
from its base some 5,000 m (over 16,000 ft) below the ocean
surface to the highest point at 4,170 m (13,680 ft) above sea
level—of over 9,000 m (> 30,000 ft). Mauna Loa is about
36 m (120 ft) lower than its neighbor, Mauna Kea. Mauna Loa makes
up about 85% of the Hawaiian Islands.
Loa is part of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
have been some 33 eruptions of Mauna Loa in historical time, the
last in March-April, 1984 (Lockwood, 1995).
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