Mauna Loa

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Mauna Loa Active volcano in central Hawaii, USA, s of Mauna Kea. The second highest active volcano in the world, Mauna Loa has many craters. Kilauea is the largest. Mokuaweoweo is the summit crater. The greatest eruption was in 1881. Major eruptions also took place in 1942, 1949, 1975, and 1984. Height: 4169m (13,678ft).