Where is the world’s largest active volcano?

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THE ever famous tourist vacation spot, Hawaii, is home to the world’s largest volcano, Mauna Loa. To date, the lava produced by this enormous volcano piled up to a height of 13 680 ft above sea level.

From its base (below sea level) to summit, Mauna Loa measures to about 56 000 ft (approximately 17 000m) in height, making it the highest mountain on Earth, yes, even higher than Mount Everest. In fact, this massive volcanic mountain is so massive that its colossal weight has bent the Earth’s crust 8 000m downwards towards the mantle!

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