Lava fountains and flows illuminate the area during the Mauna Loa volcano eruption in Hawaii on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
Lava fountains and flows illuminate the area during the Mauna Loa volcano eruption in Hawaii on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters

Lava from Hawaii volcano could swallow a major highway. Can it be stopped?

  • Mauna Loa – the world’s largest active volcano – is erupting again, and history shows everything from prayers to bombs won’t halt the flow of molten rock
  • Some locals also question the wisdom of interfering with both nature and Pele, the Hawaiian deity of volcanoes and fire

Lava fountains and flows illuminate the area during the Mauna Loa volcano eruption in Hawaii on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
Lava fountains and flows illuminate the area during the Mauna Loa volcano eruption in Hawaii on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
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