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Mauna Loa volcano with gentle slopes typical of a shield volcano.
Mauna Loa volcano with gentle slopes typical of a shield volcano.

Mauna Loa activity update:
Southwest Rift Zone at Mauna Loa volcano (image: HVO)
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
During the past week the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded 63 small-magnitude earthquakes on the volcano's summit and upper-elevation flanks. Most of these earthquakes occurred at shallow depths of less than 8 km (~5 miles) below ground level. ... [more]
Saturday, May 16, 2020
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded 92 small-magnitude earthquakes on Mauna Loa’s summit and upper-elevations. Most of these earthquakes occurred at shallow depths of less than 8 kilometers (~5 miles) below sea level. Slow summit inflation continues which HVO claim is “consistent with magma supply to the volcano's shallow storage system.” Gas concentrations and fumarole temperatures remain stable. [more]
 

Mauna Loa volcano eruptions

Shield volcano 4170 m / 13,681 ft
Big Island, Hawai'i, 19.48°N / -155.61°W
Eruption list: 1832, 1843, 1849, 1851, 1852, 1855-56, 1859, 1865-66, 1868, 1870(?), 1871, 1872, 1873, 1873-74, 1875, 1876, 1877, 1879, 1880, 1880-81, 1887, 1892, 1896, 1899, 1903, 1907, 1914-15, 1916, 1919, 1926, 1933, 1935-36, 1940, 1950, 1975, 1984


 

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