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A sketch by Joseph Nāwahī showing the 1881 lava flow approaching Hilo. (Courtesy of National Park Service, Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, HAVO 394, Volcano House Guest Register 1873 to 1885, illustration by Joseph Nāwahī, February 21, 1881.)

Volcano Watch: Hilo was again threatened by a Mauna Loa lava flow in 1881

Hilo was threatened by lava during an eruption sequence that started at the summit in early May 1880. After a several-month hiatus, the sequence resumed on November 5, 1880.

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. 1984 eruption of Mauna Loa Volcano. Fountaining at en echelon fissures. Photo by J.D. Griggs, March 25, 1984.

Volcano Watch: Mauna Loa—A Stirring Giant?

After a 30-year repose, Mauna Loa may be slowly stirring to life. While there are no signs of impending eruption, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory has recorded an increased level of seismic activity on the flanks and summit over the past 13 months.

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Fire/rescue crews answered a 5:44 a.m. alarm Sunday (June 1) for a report of missing hikers on the summit of Mauna Loa.

Two teenage boys were reported to have separated from their parents while hiking on Mauna Loa summit at 6:10 p.m. Saturday (May 31). Rescue crews searched the mountain with a helicopter and two ground teams. One of the ground teams found the hikers and brought them back to the parking area where their parents were.

Hikers rescued off summit of Mauna Loa Sunday (June 1)

Fire/rescue crews answered a 5:44 a.m. alarm Sunday (June 1) for a report of missing hikers on the summit of Mauna Loa. Two teenage boys were reported to have separated from their parents while hiking on Mauna Loa summit at 6:10 p.m. Saturday (May 31). Rescue crews searched the mountain with a helicopter and two […]

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Wind Advisory for South Point, Pahala, Hilo, Volcano, Honokaa, Waimea, Waikoloa and Big Island summits over 8,000 feet through 6 p.m. this evening (April 14).

Wind advisories for Big Island, wind gusts over 65 mph forecast

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a Wind Advisory for South Point, Pahala, Hilo, Volcano, Honokaa, Waimea, Waikoloa and Big Island summits over 8,000 feet through 6 p.m. this evening (April 14).

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Winter weather advisory for Big Island summits

The winter weather advisory continues for the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea on the Big Island until 6 p.m. this evening (March 30). Sleet and snow are falling on the summits leading to one to two inches of snow and patchy ice on the ground. Winds are coming from the Southwest to West […]

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The HI-SEAS training included preparations for donning a simulated space suit, for use during excursions from the habitat. Here, crew member Tiffany Swarmer makes some adjustments with the suit. (Photo courtesy of Ross Lockwood)

Second HI-SEAS Mars space analog study begins

Kim Binsted: Our tools and technology for space exploration are very good, but as a human race we still must contend with the ‘soft side’ risks of space travel

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Kim Binsted: Our tools and technology for space exploration are very good, but as a human race we still must contend with the ‘soft side’ risks of space travel

Second HI-SEAS Mars space analog study begins

Kim Binsted: Our tools and technology for space exploration are very good, but as a human race we still must contend with the ‘soft side’ risks of space travel

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. 1984 eruption of Mauna Loa Volcano. Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologists at lava fountains. Helicopters provided access to remote areas of the eruption and were essential for safety. Photo by R.B. Moore, 1984. Photo courtesy of USGS

Volcano Watch: Is Mauna Loa due to erupt soon?

March 25 is the 30th anniversary of the most recent eruption of Mauna Loa. Mauna Loa has erupted 33 times since 1843, an average rate of 1 eruption every 5 years.

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a wind advisory for the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea above 8,000 feet until 6 p.m. this evening (March 5).

Winds are coming from the Southwest at 35-50 mph with localized gusts over 65 mph.

Wind advisory in effect for Big Island summits

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a wind advisory for the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea above 8,000 feet until 6 p.m. this evening (March 5). Winds are coming from the Southwest at 35-50 mph with localized gusts over 65 mph.

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Winter storm warning for Big Island summits

A winter storm warning until 6 p.m. this evening (March 3) for the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea over 11,000 feet has been issued. Winds of 60-80 mph with gusts over 100 mph are being recorded.

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Webcam image on Mauna Kea summit Sunday morning (March 2) by UK Infrared Telescope

Winter weather and high winds for Big Island summits

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a winter weather advisory and high wind warning for the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea until Monday (March 3).

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Mauna Kea (foreground) and Mauna Loa summits. File photo | Hawaii 24/7

High wind warning for Big Island summits

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a high wind warning for Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea for elevations above 8,000 feet until 6 p.m. this evening. Winds are forecast to be in the 50-60 mph range with higher gusts. The strong winds can make driving difficult especially for high profile vehicles. Motorists should […]

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