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HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY WEEKLY UPDATE
U.S. Geological Survey
Thursday, December 8, 2016, 10:06 AM HST (Thursday, December 8, 2016, 20:06 UTC)


MAUNA LOA VOLCANO (VNUM #332020)
19°28'30" N 155°36'29" W, Summit Elevation 13681 ft (4170 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY
Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW

Activity Summary: Mauna Loa Volcano is not erupting. Rates of deformation and seismicity persist above long-term background levels.

During the past week earthquakes occurred primarily at the summit and upper Southwest Rift Zone at depths less than 5 km (3 miles), as well as on the east flank at depths of 5-13 km (3-8 miles). No earthquakes of magnitude greater than 3 were recorded anywhere beneath the volcano.

Global Positioning System (GPS) measurements continue to show deformation related to inflation of a magma reservoir beneath the summit and upper Southwest Rift Zone.

Measurements from a continuously-monitored fumarole site within the summit caldera showed no significant changes in fumarole temperatures and no significant changes in either volcanic sulfur dioxide or carbon dioxide concentrations.





Background: Mauna Loa is the largest active volcano on our planet, rising gradually to 4,170 m (13,681 ft) above sea level. Its long submarine flanks descend an additional 5 km (3 mi) below sea level to the ocean floor. The ocean floor directly beneath Mauna Loa is, in turn, depressed by the volcano's great mass another 8 km (5 mi). This places Mauna Loa's summit about 17 km (56,000 ft) above its base. The enormous volcano covers half of the Island of Hawai?i.

Mauna Loa has erupted 33 times since its first well-documented historical eruption in 1843. Its most recent eruption was in 1984.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information on Mauna Loa and its hazards, see the USGS Fact sheet available at:
http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2012/3104/fs2012-3104.pdf.

For information on activity at K?lauea Volcano, please see:
http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/activity/kilaueastatus.php

HVO Contact: askHVO@usgs.gov

MORE INFORMATION

Daily Activity Summary also available by phone: (808) 967-8862

Lava viewing information:
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park: http://www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/lava2.htm
County of Hawaii: http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/lava-viewing/
Kalapana lava-viewing area: 808-430-1966

Subscribe to these messages: http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vns/

Webcam images: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/cams/

Photos/Video: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/multimedia

Lava Flow Maps: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/maps/

Definitions of terms used in update: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea_update/definitions.pdf

Sulfur dioxide emission rate discussion: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/volcanowatch/view.php?id=207

Overview of K?lauea summit (Halema?uma?u) and East Rift Zone (Pu?u ???? ) eruptions:
http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea_update/background.pdf

Summary of volcanic hazards from K?lauea eruptions:
http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea_update/hazards.pdf

Recent Earthquakes in Hawai'i (map and list):
http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/seismic/volcweb/earthquakes/

Explanation of Volcano Alert Levels and Aviation Color Codes:
http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/activity/alertsystem/index.php
http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2006/3139/

HVO Contact: askHVO@usgs.gov

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory is one of five volcano observatories within the U.S. Geological Survey and is responsible for monitoring volcanoes and earthquakes in Hawai`i.





HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY WEEKLY UPDATE
U.S. Geological Survey
Thursday, December 1, 2016, 9:34 AM HST (Thursday, December 1, 2016, 19:34 UTC)


MAUNA LOA VOLCANO (VNUM #332020)
19°28'30" N 155°36'29" W, Summit Elevation 13681 ft (4170 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY
Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW

Activity Summary: Mauna Loa Volcano is not erupting. Rates of deformation and seismicity persist above long-term background levels.

About a dozen microearthquakes were recorded during the past week beneath the upper elevations of the volcano. The majority of these earthquakes were located northwest of the summit, mostly at depths between 5 and 13 km (38 mi). No earthquakes of magnitude greater than 3 were recorded anywhere beneath the volcano.

Global Positioning System (GPS) measurements continue to show deformation related to inflation of a magma reservoir beneath the summit and upper Southwest Rift Zone.

Measurements from a continuously-monitored fumarole site within the summit caldera showed relatively steady fumarole temperatures and no significant changes in either volcanic sulfur dioxide or carbon dioxide concentrations.





Background: Mauna Loa is the largest active volcano on our planet, rising gradually to 4,170 m (13,681 ft) above sea level. Its long submarine flanks descend an additional 5 km (3 mi) below sea level to the ocean floor. The ocean floor directly beneath Mauna Loa is, in turn, depressed by the volcano's great mass another 8 km (5 mi). This places Mauna Loa's summit about 17 km (56,000 ft) above its base. The enormous volcano covers half of the Island of Hawai?i.

Mauna Loa has erupted 33 times since its first well-documented historical eruption in 1843. Its most recent eruption was in 1984.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information on Mauna Loa and its hazards, see the USGS Fact sheet available at:
http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2012/3104/fs2012-3104.pdf.

For information on activity at K?lauea Volcano, please see:
http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/activity/kilaueastatus.php

HVO Contact: askHVO@usgs.gov

MORE INFORMATION

Daily Activity Summary also available by phone: (808) 967-8862

Lava viewing information:
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park: http://www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/lava2.htm
County of Hawaii: http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/lava-viewing/
Kalapana lava-viewing area: 808-430-1966

Subscribe to these messages: http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vns/

Webcam images: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/cams/

Photos/Video: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/multimedia

Lava Flow Maps: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/maps/

Definitions of terms used in update: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea_update/definitions.pdf

Sulfur dioxide emission rate discussion: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/volcanowatch/view.php?id=207

Overview of K?lauea summit (Halema?uma?u) and East Rift Zone (Pu?u ???? ) eruptions:
http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea_update/background.pdf

Summary of volcanic hazards from K?lauea eruptions:
http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea_update/hazards.pdf

Recent Earthquakes in Hawai'i (map and list):
http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/seismic/volcweb/earthquakes/

Explanation of Volcano Alert Levels and Aviation Color Codes:
http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/activity/alertsystem/index.php
http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2006/3139/

HVO Contact: askHVO@usgs.gov

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory is one of five volcano observatories within the U.S. Geological Survey and is responsible for monitoring volcanoes and earthquakes in Hawai`i.





HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY WEEKLY UPDATE
U.S. Geological Survey
Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 11:43 AM HST (Wednesday, November 23, 2016, 21:43 UTC)


MAUNA LOA VOLCANO (VNUM #332020)
19°28'30" N 155°36'29" W, Summit Elevation 13681 ft (4170 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY
Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW

Activity Summary: Mauna Loa Volcano is not erupting. Rates of deformation and seismicity persist above long-term background levels.

Nearly two dozen shallow microearthquakes were recorded during the past week beneath the upper elevations of the volcano. The majority of these earthquakes were located in the upper Southwest Rift Zone, and to a lesser degree beneath the summit caldera, at depths less than 5 km (3 mi). Four small earthquakes occurred beneath lower elevations of Mauna Loa's eastern/southeastern flank. No earthquakes of magnitude greater than 3 were recorded anywhere beneath the volcano.

Global Positioning System (GPS) measurements continue to show deformation related to inflation of a magma reservoir beneath the summit and upper Southwest Rift Zone, with inflation occurring mainly in the southwestern part of the magma storage complex.

Measurements from a continuously-monitored fumarole site within the summit caldera showed relatively steady fumarole temperatures and no significant changes in either volcanic sulfur dioxide or carbon dioxide concentrations.





Background: Mauna Loa is the largest active volcano on our planet, rising gradually to 4,170 m (13,681 ft) above sea level. Its long submarine flanks descend an additional 5 km (3 mi) below sea level to the ocean floor. The ocean floor directly beneath Mauna Loa is, in turn, depressed by the volcano's great mass another 8 km (5 mi). This places Mauna Loa's summit about 17 km (56,000 ft) above its base. The enormous volcano covers half of the Island of Hawai?i.

Mauna Loa has erupted 33 times since its first well-documented historical eruption in 1843. Its most recent eruption was in 1984.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information on Mauna Loa and its hazards, see the USGS Fact sheet available at:
http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2012/3104/fs2012-3104.pdf.

For information on activity at K?lauea Volcano, please see:
http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/activity/kilaueastatus.php

HVO Contact: askHVO@usgs.gov

MORE INFORMATION

Daily Activity Summary also available by phone: (808) 967-8862

Lava viewing information:
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park: http://www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/lava2.htm
County of Hawaii: http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/lava-viewing/
Kalapana lava-viewing area: 808-430-1966

Subscribe to these messages: http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vns/

Webcam images: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/cams/

Photos/Video: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/multimedia

Lava Flow Maps: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/maps/

Definitions of terms used in update: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea_update/definitions.pdf

Sulfur dioxide emission rate discussion: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/volcanowatch/view.php?id=207

Overview of K?lauea summit (Halema?uma?u) and East Rift Zone (Pu?u ???? ) eruptions:
http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea_update/background.pdf

Summary of volcanic hazards from K?lauea eruptions:
http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea_update/hazards.pdf

Recent Earthquakes in Hawai'i (map and list):
http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/seismic/volcweb/earthquakes/

Explanation of Volcano Alert Levels and Aviation Color Codes:
http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/activity/alertsystem/index.php
http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2006/3139/

HVO Contact: askHVO@usgs.gov

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory is one of five volcano observatories within the U.S. Geological Survey and is responsible for monitoring volcanoes and earthquakes in Hawai`i.





HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY WEEKLY UPDATE
U.S. Geological Survey
Thursday, November 17, 2016, 10:44 AM HST (Thursday, November 17, 2016, 20:44 UTC)


MAUNA LOA VOLCANO (VNUM #332020)
19°28'30" N 155°36'29" W, Summit Elevation 13681 ft (4170 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY
Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW

Activity Summary: Rates of deformation and seismicity at Mauna Loa remain above long-term background levels.

Mauna Loa is not erupting. During the past week, earthquakes occurred primarily at the summit and upper Southwest Rift Zone at depths less than 5 km (3 mi). Additional small earthquakes occurred in the Ka??iki area of the east flank between K?lauea and Mauna Loa mostly in in 5 -13 km (3 - 8 mile) depth range. No earthquakes of magnitude greater than 3 were recorded beneath the volcano during the past week.

Global Positioning System (GPS) measurements continue to show deformation related to inflation of a magma reservoir beneath the summit and upper Southwest Rift Zone, with inflation occurring mainly in the southwestern part of the magma storage complex.

Measurements from a continuously-monitored fumarole site within the summit caldera showed relatively steady fumarole temperatures and no significant changes in either volcanic sulfur dioxide or carbon dioxide concentrations.





Background: Mauna Loa is the largest active volcano on our planet, rising gradually to 4,170 m (13,681 ft) above sea level. Its long submarine flanks descend an additional 5 km (3 mi) below sea level to the ocean floor. The ocean floor directly beneath Mauna Loa is, in turn, depressed by the volcano's great mass another 8 km (5 mi). This places Mauna Loa's summit about 17 km (56,000 ft) above its base. The enormous volcano covers half of the Island of Hawai?i.

Mauna Loa has erupted 33 times since its first well-documented historical eruption in 1843. Its most recent eruption was in 1984.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information on Mauna Loa and its hazards, see the USGS Fact sheet available at:
http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2012/3104/fs2012-3104.pdf.

For information on activity at K?lauea Volcano, please see:
http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/activity/kilaueastatus.php

HVO Contact: askHVO@usgs.gov

MORE INFORMATION

Daily Activity Summary also available by phone: (808) 967-8862

Lava viewing information:
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park: http://www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/lava2.htm
County of Hawaii: http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/lava-viewing/
Kalapana lava-viewing area: 808-430-1966

Subscribe to these messages: http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vns/

Webcam images: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/cams/

Photos/Video: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/multimedia

Lava Flow Maps: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/maps/

Definitions of terms used in update: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea_update/definitions.pdf

Sulfur dioxide emission rate discussion: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/volcanowatch/view.php?id=207

Overview of K?lauea summit (Halema?uma?u) and East Rift Zone (Pu?u ???? ) eruptions:
http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea_update/background.pdf

Summary of volcanic hazards from K?lauea eruptions:
http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea_update/hazards.pdf

Recent Earthquakes in Hawai'i (map and list):
http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/seismic/volcweb/earthquakes/

Explanation of Volcano Alert Levels and Aviation Color Codes:
http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/activity/alertsystem/index.php
http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2006/3139/

HVO Contact: askHVO@usgs.gov

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory is one of five volcano observatories within the U.S. Geological Survey and is responsible for monitoring volcanoes and earthquakes in Hawai`i.





HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY WEEKLY UPDATE
U.S. Geological Survey
Thursday, November 10, 2016, 8:14 AM HST (Thursday, November 10, 2016, 18:14 UTC)


MAUNA LOA VOLCANO (VNUM #332020)
19°28'30" N 155°36'29" W, Summit Elevation 13681 ft (4170 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY
Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW

Activity Summary: Rates of deformation and seismicity at Mauna Loa remain above long-term background levels.

Mauna Loa is not erupting. During the past week, earthquakes occurred primarily at the summit and upper Southwest Rift Zone at depths less than 5 km (3 mi). Several Long Period (LP) quakes occurred at depths greater than 40 km (25 mi). Additional earthquakes occurred in the Ka??iki area of the east flank between K?lauea and Mauna Loa mostly in in 5 -11 km (3 - 7 mile) depth range.

Global Positioning System (GPS) measurements continue to show deformation related to inflation of a magma reservoir beneath the summit and upper Southwest Rift Zone, with inflation occurring mainly in the southwestern part of the magma storage complex.

Measurements from a continuously-monitored fumarole site within the summit caldera showed relatively steady fumarole temperatures and no significant changes in either volcanic sulfur dioxide or carbon dioxide concentrations.





Background: Mauna Loa is the largest active volcano on our planet, rising gradually to 4,170 m (13,681 ft) above sea level. Its long submarine flanks descend an additional 5 km (3 mi) below sea level to the ocean floor. The ocean floor directly beneath Mauna Loa is, in turn, depressed by the volcano's great mass another 8 km (5 mi). This places Mauna Loa's summit about 17 km (56,000 ft) above its base. The enormous volcano covers half of the Island of Hawai?i.

Mauna Loa has erupted 33 times since its first well-documented historical eruption in 1843. Its most recent eruption was in 1984.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information on Mauna Loa and its hazards, see the USGS Fact sheet available at:
http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2012/3104/fs2012-3104.pdf.

For information on activity at K?lauea Volcano, please see:
http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/activity/kilaueastatus.php

HVO Contact: askHVO@usgs.gov

MORE INFORMATION

Daily Activity Summary also available by phone: (808) 967-8862

Lava viewing information:
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park: http://www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/lava2.htm
County of Hawaii: http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/lava-viewing/
Kalapana lava-viewing area: 808-430-1966

Subscribe to these messages: http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vns/

Webcam images: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/cams/

Photos/Video: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/multimedia

Lava Flow Maps: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/maps/

Definitions of terms used in update: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea_update/definitions.pdf

Sulfur dioxide emission rate discussion: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/volcanowatch/view.php?id=207

Overview of K?lauea summit (Halema?uma?u) and East Rift Zone (Pu?u ???? ) eruptions:
http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea_update/background.pdf

Summary of volcanic hazards from K?lauea eruptions:
http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea_update/hazards.pdf

Recent Earthquakes in Hawai'i (map and list):
http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/seismic/volcweb/earthquakes/

Explanation of Volcano Alert Levels and Aviation Color Codes:
http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/activity/alertsystem/index.php
http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2006/3139/

HVO Contact: askHVO@usgs.gov

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory is one of five volcano observatories within the U.S. Geological Survey and is responsible for monitoring volcanoes and earthquakes in Hawai`i.





HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY WEEKLY UPDATE
U.S. Geological Survey
Thursday, November 3, 2016, 10:36 AM HST (Thursday, November 3, 2016, 20:36 UTC)


MAUNA LOA VOLCANO (VNUM #332020)
19°28'30" N 155°36'29" W, Summit Elevation 13681 ft (4170 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY
Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW

Activity Summary: Rates of deformation and seismicity at Mauna Loa remain above long-term background levels.

Mauna Loa is not erupting. During the past week, earthquakes occurred primarily at the summit and upper Southwest Rift Zone at depths less than 5 km (3 mi). Additional earthquakes occurred in the Kaoiki area of the east flank between Kilauea and Mauna Loa mostly in in 5 -11 km (3 - 7 mile) depth range.

Global Positioning System (GPS) measurements continue to show deformation related to inflation of a magma reservoir beneath the summit and upper Southwest Rift Zone, with inflation occurring mainly in the southwestern part of the magma storage complex.

Measurements from a continuously-monitored fumarole site within the summit caldera showed relatively steady fumarole temperatures and no significant changes in either volcanic sulfur dioxide or carbon dioxide concentrations.





Background: Mauna Loa is the largest active volcano on our planet, rising gradually to 4,170 m (13,681 ft) above sea level. Its long submarine flanks descend an additional 5 km (3 mi) below sea level to the ocean floor. The ocean floor directly beneath Mauna Loa is, in turn, depressed by the volcano's great mass another 8 km (5 mi). This places Mauna Loa's summit about 17 km (56,000 ft) above its base. The enormous volcano covers half of the Island of Hawai?i.

Mauna Loa has erupted 33 times since its first well-documented historical eruption in 1843. Its most recent eruption was in 1984.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information on Mauna Loa and its hazards, see the USGS Fact sheet available at:
http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2012/3104/fs2012-3104.pdf.

For information on activity at K?lauea Volcano, please see:
http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/activity/kilaueastatus.php

HVO Contact: askHVO@usgs.gov

MORE INFORMATION

Daily Activity Summary also available by phone: (808) 967-8862

Lava viewing information:
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park: http://www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/lava2.htm
County of Hawaii: http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/lava-viewing/
Kalapana lava-viewing area: 808-430-1966

Subscribe to these messages: http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vns/

Webcam images: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/cams/

Photos/Video: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/multimedia

Lava Flow Maps: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/maps/

Definitions of terms used in update: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea_update/definitions.pdf

Sulfur dioxide emission rate discussion: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/volcanowatch/view.php?id=207

Overview of K?lauea summit (Halema?uma?u) and East Rift Zone (Pu?u ???? ) eruptions:
http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea_update/background.pdf

Summary of volcanic hazards from K?lauea eruptions:
http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea_update/hazards.pdf

Recent Earthquakes in Hawai'i (map and list):
http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/seismic/volcweb/earthquakes/

Explanation of Volcano Alert Levels and Aviation Color Codes:
http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/activity/alertsystem/index.php
http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2006/3139/

HVO Contact: askHVO@usgs.gov

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory is one of five volcano observatories within the U.S. Geological Survey and is responsible for monitoring volcanoes and earthquakes in Hawai`i.





HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY WEEKLY UPDATE
U.S. Geological Survey
Thursday, October 27, 2016, 2:55 PM HST (Friday, October 28, 2016, 00:55 UTC)


MAUNA LOA VOLCANO (VNUM #332020)
19°28'30" N 155°36'29" W, Summit Elevation 13681 ft (4170 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY
Current Aviation Color Code: YELLOW

Activity Summary: Rates of deformation and seismicity at Mauna Loa remain above long-term background levels.

Mauna Loa is not erupting. During the past week, earthquakes occurred primarily in the south caldera and upper Southwest Rift Zone at depths less than 5 km (3 mi). Additional earthquakes occurred in the Kaoiki area of the east flank between Kilauea and Mauna Loa mostly in in 5 -11 km (3 - 7 mile) depth range.

Global Positioning System (GPS) measurements continue to show deformation related to inflation of a magma reservoir beneath the summit and upper Southwest Rift Zone, with inflation occurring mainly in the southwestern part of the magma storage complex.

Measurements from a continuously-monitored fumarole site within the summit caldera showed relatively steady fumarole temperatures and no significant changes in either sulfur dioxide or carbon dioxide concentrations in volcanic gas emissions.





Background: Mauna Loa is the largest active volcano on our planet, rising gradually to 4,170 m (13,681 ft) above sea level. Its long submarine flanks descend an additional 5 km (3 mi) below sea level to the ocean floor. The ocean floor directly beneath Mauna Loa is, in turn, depressed by the volcano's great mass another 8 km (5 mi). This places Mauna Loa's summit about 17 km (56,000 ft) above its base. The enormous volcano covers half of the Island of Hawai?i.

Mauna Loa has erupted 33 times since its first well-documented historical eruption in 1843. Its most recent eruption was in 1984.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information on Mauna Loa and its hazards, see the USGS Fact sheet available at:
http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2012/3104/fs2012-3104.pdf.

For information on activity at K?lauea Volcano, please see:
http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/activity/kilaueastatus.php

HVO Contact: askHVO@usgs.gov

MORE INFORMATION

Daily Activity Summary also available by phone: (808) 967-8862

Lava viewing information:
Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park: http://www.nps.gov/havo/planyourvisit/lava2.htm
County of Hawaii: http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/lava-viewing/
Kalapana lava-viewing area: 808-430-1966

Subscribe to these messages: http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vns/

Webcam images: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/cams/

Photos/Video: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/multimedia

Lava Flow Maps: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/maps/

Definitions of terms used in update: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea_update/definitions.pdf

Sulfur dioxide emission rate discussion: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/volcanowatch/view.php?id=207

Overview of K?lauea summit (Halema?uma?u) and East Rift Zone (Pu?u ???? ) eruptions:
http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea_update/background.pdf

Summary of volcanic hazards from K?lauea eruptions:
http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/kilauea_update/hazards.pdf

Recent Earthquakes in Hawai'i (map and list):
http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/seismic/volcweb/earthquakes/

Explanation of Volcano Alert Levels and Aviation Color Codes:
http://volcanoes.usgs.gov/activity/alertsystem/index.php
http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2006/3139/

HVO Contact: askHVO@usgs.gov

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory is one of five volcano observatories within the U.S. Geological Survey and is responsible for monitoring volcanoes and earthquakes in Hawai`i.




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