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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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Aerial view of Mauna Loa erupting on the morning of March 25, 1984, the first day of the volcano’s most recent eruption. The lava flow was advancing southeast, toward Kīlauea, from fissure vents at an elevation of about 11,200 feet on Mauna Loa’s Northeast Rift Zone. Moku‘āweoweo, Mauna Loa’s summit caldera, is visible at top left. USGS photo by J.P. Lockwood.

Volcano Watch: Mauna Loa update: unrest continues, but the outcome is uncertain

What’s up with Mauna Loa, and is any change in sight? Should residents relax or stay vigilant?

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Volcano Watch: New map reveals geologic history of Mauna Loa Volcano’s northeast flank

The new “Geologic map of the northeast flank of Mauna Loa volcano, Island of Hawaiʻi,” is the culmination of many years of work by Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) geologists.

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Wish you were here? A white Christmas on Hawaii’s snow-capped summits

Nearly every year, the peaks of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa volcanoes are temporarily dusted with snow.

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