Landsat 8 captured Mauna Loa, Hawaii, U.S..
Mauna Loa is one of five volcanoes that form the Island of Hawaii in the U.S. The largest subaerial volcano in both mass and volume, Mauna Loa has historically been considered the largest volcano on Earth. It is an active shield volcano with relatively gentle slopes, with a volume estimated at approximately 75,000km3. The volcano’s magma comes from the Hawaii hotspot, which has been responsible for the creation of the Hawaiian island chain over tens of millions of years. Mauna Loa’s most recent eruption occurred from March 24 to April 15, 1984.
The local scenery on the ground is as follows.
Reference: Living the Mars Life on Mauna Loa (NASA Earth Observatory)
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