world's largest active volcano Mauna Loa erupts after 38 years

The US Geological Survey said the Mauna Loa volcano on the Big Island of Hawaii has erupted.

Sky full of smoke and bright red glow before volcanic eruption

Mauna Loa which means "tall mountain" in Hawaiian

Mauna Loa erupted at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, according to locals

The federal agency has designated the volcano alert level as "alert,"

Mauna Loa makes up about 51% of the island of Hawaii

Mauna Loa has erupted 33 times since written records of eruptions began in 1843

The last time Mauna Loa erupted was in March 1984 and lasted for three weeks

Mauna Loa is also spewing large amounts of lava, which can be dangerous.

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