Prayers? Bombs? Berms? Hawaii’s history shows stopping lava not easy
By AUDREY McAVOY Associated Press | Friday, December 2, 2022, 12:05 a.m.
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This photo provided by the United States Army Air Corps shows an aerial view of a bomb detonating on Mauna Loa near the 8500-foot elevation source of the 1935 lava flow on the morning of Dec. 27, 1935.
This photo provided by the United States Army Air Corps shows an aerial view of the Mauna Loa eruption on Nov. 21, 1935, captured by the US Army 11th Photo Section. Now Mauna Loa — the world's largest active volcano — is erupting again, and lava is slowly approaching a major thoroughfare connecting the Big Island's east and west sides.