Mauna Loa eruption, 1873.

Lava erupts on Mauna Loa.

With the arrival of the schooner Nettie Merrill yesterday, heard from the captain was that they had seen the burning of Lava on top the summit of Mauna Loa this past Thursday. On the following Wednesday, seen was the spreading solid of the smoke. It is said that this is an exceptionally huge eruption. It is believed it will flow to Kau .

(Kuokoa 1/11/1873, p. 3)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XII, Helu 2, Aoao 3. Ianuari 11, 1879.

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