The U.S. then developed the gbu-57/B MOP super-penetrating bomb weighing nearly 15 tons, carrying 2.5 tons of explosives, making it capable of penetrating targets more than 60 meters underground.
However, the U.S. military has never used the GBU-57/B MOP to deal with the volcano.
The U.S. Air Force in 1935 launched an unprecedented bombing plan to stop the lava flow of the Mauna Loa supervolcano on the island of Hawaii.
The Mauna Loa supervolcano, located in the southern center of the island of Hawaii, is one of the largest volcanoes in the world. It has erupted 33 times since the first recorded event in 1843.
Eruptions of the Mauna Loa volcano often produce huge, fast-moving lava flows that can threaten residential areas in the eastern and western hawaiian islands.