Hawaii volcano: State activates National Guard as Mauna Loa lava slowly approaches critical road

CNN — Hawaii officials have activated the state’s National Guard to assist in the response to the eruption of Mauna Loa, whose lava has been flowing steadily onto a critical road for days. Lava fountains that have been shooting from the volcano for the past week do not pose a threat to communities or property, … Read more

Hawaii volcano: State activates National Guard as Mauna Loa lava slowly approaches critical road

CNN — Hawaii officials have activated the state’s National Guard to assist in the response to the eruption of Mauna Loa, whose lava has been flowing steadily onto a critical road for days. Lava fountains that have been shooting from the volcano for the past week do not pose a threat to communities or property, … Read more

The researchers’ study predicted the location of the Mauna Loa eruption

Newswise – Research by a University of Miami scientist and his graduate assistant accurately predicted which of two fracture zones on Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano would erupt. Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, began erupting Nov. 27 for the first time in nearly 40 years, spewing lava 100 to 200 feet into the air. … Read more

The researchers’ study predicted the location of the Mauna Loa eruption

Newswise – Research by a University of Miami scientist and his graduate assistant accurately predicted which of two fracture zones on Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano would erupt. Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, began erupting Nov. 27 for the first time in nearly 40 years, spewing lava 100 to 200 feet into the air. … Read more

Opinion: I am a volcanologist. This is what this eruption of Mauna Loa will teach us

Editor’s note: Einat Lev, a volcanologist, is a research associate professor at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. His research, funded by the National Science Foundation and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, focuses on the dynamics of lava flow at different volcanoes, including in Hawaii. The opinions expressed in this comment are my own. Read … Read more

Hawaii volcano: As officials urge viewers to beware of erupting lava from Mauna Loa, they’ve also developed a safe way to watch it

CNN — Hawaii officials have a message for people flocking to see the world’s largest active volcano spew molten rock: You can do so safely from a newly developed trail that won’t give you a ticket . Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii has been erupting for days, with lava shooting at heights … Read more

Hawaii volcano: Mauna Loa’s lava flow is slowing. But that’s not the only potential danger from the Big Island’s dual volcanic eruptions

CNN — First, the good news: Lava pouring from Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano is slowing, spreading, and poses no immediate threat to people on the ground. Now for the bad news: Potential health hazards continue as two volcanoes continue to erupt on Hawaii’s Big Island, sending acid gases into the air. The world’s largest active … Read more

Hawaii Volcano: Mauna Loa’s lava is less than 4 miles from a key road. Officials say they have a plan in case the road is closed

CNN — With the Mauna Loa volcano continuing to erupt on Hawaii’s Big Island, local officials and residents are monitoring the lava flow as it nears a major highway and making plans for the possibility that access to the highway can be cut soon and have a big impact on everyday life. Mauna Loa lava … Read more

Where does Mauna Loa’s lava come from and why Hawaii’s volcanoes are different from most

Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, began sending fountains of glowing rock and spewing lava from fissures when it began its first eruption in nearly four decades on November 27, 2022. Where does all this lava come from? We asked Gabi Laske, a geophysicist at the University of California-San Diego who led one … Read more

Where does Mauna Loa’s lava come from and why Hawaii’s volcanoes are different from most

Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, began sending fountains of glowing rock and spewing lava from fissures when it began its first eruption in nearly four decades on November 27, 2022. Where does all this lava come from? We asked Gabi Laske, a geophysicist at the University of California-San Diego who led one … Read more