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Sulphur Cone (left), viewed toward southwest, from 3,480 m (11,420 ft) above sea level on Mauna Loa’s southwest rift zone. At right, an HVO geoscientist and technician rebuild volcanic gas monitoring equipment installed near an outgassing fissure.

Volcano Watch: High Altitude Station Maintenance on Mauna Loa

The Sulphur Cone area stands out in bright contrast. It’s a steaming section of the 1950 eruptive fissure at 11,420 ft elevation.

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Halemaumau water lake. USGS/HVO Photo

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for October 10, 2019

Kῑlauea Volcano is not erupting and its USGS Volcano Alert level remains at normal.

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Hikers descending Mauna Loa Trail from Pu‘u ‘Ula‘ula. NPS Photo/Jessica Ferracane

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will reopen Mauna Loa Road, trail and cabins Monday (Oct 8)

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will fully reopen Mauna Loa Road to vehicles on Monday, Oct. 8, along with the Mauna Loa Trail, the 13,677-foot summit and both high-altitude cabins.

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Fire burns native forest in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park as firefighters engage in suppression efforts. NPS Photo/Mark Wasser

Keauhou fire on the slopes of Mauna Loa is 90 percent contained

The Keauhou Fire received additional rainfall on Thursday. On Wednesday, 1/2 inch of rain fell aiding firefighters in their work. Containment remains at 90 percent and holding at 3,739 acres on the slopes of Mauna Loa, mostly within Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. With the cooler and wetter weather, firefighters are focusing on mop-up and patrol […]

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View of cinder cones in the Northeast Rift Zone near the summit of Mauna Loa. View to the north-northeast with Mauna Kea in the background. Mauna Loa has erupted 33 times since 1843, most recently erupting in 1975 and 1984. Photo credit: Matt Patrick, USGS

Volcano Watch: Mauna Loa Back to Normal

Earthquakes at Mauna Loa have diminished and deformation has slowed, indicating that the volcano is no longer at an elevated level of unrest.

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This light gray block of rock (backpack for scale) is part of the approximately 830-year-old explosion deposit on the northwest rim of Moku‘āweoweo, the summit caldera of Mauna Loa. USGS photo by F.A. Trusdell.

Volcano Watch: Explosive eruptions at the summit of Mauna Loa – When did they occur?

Three deposits from explosive eruptions at the summit of Mauna Loa are located west, northwest, and east of Moku‘āweoweo, the volcano’s summit caldera.

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The University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) habitat on the slopes of Mauna Loa. Photo courtesy of HI-SEAS

HI-SEAS Mission VII space exploration simulation seeking crewmembers

Researchers from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa are seeking crewmembers for a NASA-funded long-duration space exploration analog study.

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The University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) habitat on the slopes of Mauna Loa. Photo courtesy of HI-SEAS

HI-SEAS Mars mission simulation on Mauna Loa canceled

The Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation which simulates a space mission by four crewmembers has been canceled.

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Winter Storm Warning for Hawaii Island summits

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Hawaii Island summits above 12,000 feet until 6 p.m. Friday (Feb 23).

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Volcano Watch: Why are HVO scientists talking so much about Mauna Loa?

So, we take this opportunity to explain why HVO is talking so much about a volcano that hasn’t erupted in more than three decades, and to clarify a few facts.

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Volcano Watch: Did aerial bombing stop the 1935 Mauna Loa lava flow?

A widely-held belief is that Thomas Jaggar, founder of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, was able to stop a Mauna Loa lava flow in 1935. But is it true?

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Volcano Watch: USGS maps identify lava inundation zones for Mauna Loa

Lava inundation maps provide a good first-order understanding of specific areas that could be affected by Mauna Loa lava flows. This information is critical for response planning.

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The National Weather Service reports a Flash Flood Warning is now in effect for Hawaii Island until 11:15 a.m. A Flash Flood Warning means dangerous flooding is occurring or imminent; and may pose a threat to life and property. Heavy thunder showers are expected to continue through today.

Flash Flood Watch and High Wind Warning issued for Hawaii Island

The National Weather Service reports a Flash Flood Warning is now in effect for Hawaii Island until 11:15 a.m. A Flash Flood Warning means dangerous flooding is occurring or imminent; and may pose a threat to life and property. Heavy thunder showers are expected to continue through today.

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flash flood watch for Hawaii Island Monday through Tuesday afternoon (Oct 23-24).

Heavy showers associated with an upper trough and cold front moving down the island chain could result in flash flooding Monday through Tuesday. The latest guidance indicates the greatest potential for flooding will occur over Oahu, Maui County and Hawaii Island.

Flash Flood and High Wind Watches issued for Hawaii Island

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flash flood watch for Hawaii Island Monday through Tuesday afternoon (Oct 23-24). Heavy showers associated with an upper trough and cold front moving down the island chain could result in flash flooding Monday through Tuesday. The latest guidance indicates the greatest potential for flooding will occur […]

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