moke filled the Hawaiian night sky on Sunday, glowing a bright red — signaling the eruption of the world's largest active volcano.

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Mauna Loa, which means "long mountain" in Hawaiian, erupted at approximately 11:30 p.m. local time on Sunday. 

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It had been showing signs of unrest since September, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

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The federal agency designated the volcano alert level as "warning," meaning "hazardous eruption is imminent, underway or suspected

As of Monday morning there had been no calls for evacuation. The mayor of Hawaii County, Mitch Roth, said the eruption does not appear to be threatening any downslope communities

Mauna Loa is one of 15 volcanoes situated in the eight principal Hawaiian islands. It makes up generally 51% of the island of Hawaii, 

 as per the U.S. Public Park Administration. From the lower part of the ocean, it stands 30,000 feet — in excess of 1,000 feet taller than the level of Mount Everest. 

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A lot of Mauna Loa is submerged, with just approximately 13,000 feet of it transcending ocean level.

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The fountain of liquid magma's earliest magma streams can be followed back to among a long time back.

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