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Maunaloa volcano update: updated lava flow and InSAR map

Thu, 1 Dec 2022, 04:50
04:50 AM | BY: MARTIN
Mauna Loa lava flow map published today (image: USGS)
Mauna Loa lava flow map published today (image: USGS)
Mauna Loa InSAR map from 29 Nov (image: JAXA -Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)
Mauna Loa InSAR map from 29 Nov (image: JAXA -Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)
Aerial view of the main lava flow front from Fissure 3 (image: USGS)
Aerial view of the main lava flow front from Fissure 3 (image: USGS)
An updated USGS lava flow map displays its advance over the past 36 hours since the eruption began.
The lava is gradually approaching a relatively flat area and will presumably begin to slow down and spread out.
Dotted lines refer to Fissure 4 lava flow (image 1).
An interferogram (InSAR) image shows a deformation of Mauna Loa on 29 Nov at 00:22 AM local time.

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Thu, 1 Dec 2022, 04:34

Maunaloa volcano update: lava flows from Fissure 3 slowly reaching Saddle Road

Dramatic view of descending lava flows visible from Mauna Kea yesterday morning (image: USGS)
The activity on the Northeast Rift Zone continues at intense levels from both eruptive vents. ... Read all
Wed, 30 Nov 2022, 15:00

Mauna Loa volcano (Hawaiian Islands, USA) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 23 November-29 November 2022 (New Activity / Unrest)

An eruption at Mauna Loa began at about 2330 on 27 November in Moku'aweoweo, the summit caldera, prompting HVO to raise the Aviation Color Code to Red (the highest level on a four-color scale) and the Volcano Alert Level to Warning (the highest level on a four-level scale). A thermal anomaly and a plume of sulfur dioxide gas were identified in satellite images at the onset of the eruption, according to NOAA's National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS). Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park closed the summit area to visitors. ... Read all
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Maunaloa volcano
Shield volcano 4170 m / 13,681 ft
Big Island, Hawai'i, 19.48°N / -155.61°W
Current status: restless (2 out of 5) Maunaloa volcano eruptions:
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, 2022 (Nov-ongoing)
Typical eruption style
Dominantly effusive.

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