Will Mauna Loa Blow Its Top?

November 2004
Weekly Reader News - Senior;11/19/2004, Vol. 83 Issue 11, following p2
Presents information on the possible eruption of Mount Mauna Loa in Hawaii Island, Hawaii. Discussion on how volcanoes form magma; Factors that contribute to the formation of volcanoes; Information on the eruption of Mount Mauna Loa in 1984.


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