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Large volcanic eruption begins on the island of Hawaii

Volcanic Eruption, iconic image
A significant volcanic eruption began on the island of Hawaii with a spectacular spray of lava from the north top of Mount Mauna Loa. There was no accompanying earthquake and no casualties were reported but the lava spurted to a height of 300 feet for several days and the lava flow went on for weeks. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"A Volcanic Eruption," New York Times, May 26, 1859, p. 2: 1-2.

The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1860 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1860), 386.


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