Hawaii’s Mauna Loa starts to erupt, sending ash nearby

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The world's biggest active volcano has started erupting for the first time in nearly 40 years. Mauna loa began erupting late last night on Hawaii's big island. It's not a time to be alarmed. Hawaii county mayor Mitch Roth says the lava flows are contained within the volcano summit area and are not threatening any communities. We have not had to do any evacuations. Still, Hawaii's civil defense agency has opened two shelters amid reports of some people self evacuating. The Hawaiian volcano observatory Ken Han says history indicates some eruptions do not pose any danger to people, but they should stay vigilant. There's nothing to be concerned with. I'm Sagar Meghani

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