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Firefighters Survey Eruption at Hawaii's Mauna Loa Volcano

Lava continued to flow from Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano on Monday, November 28, after it began erupting for the first time in nearly 40 years late Sunday night, according to Hawaiian emergency officials.

Video posted by the Hawaii Fire Department on Monday shows the eruption. The fire department said that the lava was not a threat to communities.

The Hawaii Department of Transportation told travelers coming to the island that the volcanic activity may affect flights.

The National Weather Service canceled an ash advisory on Monday, but warned people that low air quality would persist. Credit: Hawaii Fire Department via Storyful

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