“Eruption on the move as flow from fissure 3 as flow crosses Mauna Loa Observatory Road.”
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Mauna Loa is still erupting, but the good news is the flows continue to be away from populated areas and property. Big Island Now will continue to have up-to-date information about all things related to the eruption. We also have a great video, with a time lapse, provided by Jordan Christopher with Lofty Productions of the eruption early Monday morning.
Today, we also have stories about a road closure of Kaiminani Drive, a winter advisory for the Big Island summits, an earthquake unrelated to the volcano eruption, body cameras for Big Island police sergeants and a man charged with stealing a car from Japanese tourists.
If you have photos or video from the eruption you would like to share with us, they can be sent to email@example.com.
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Eruption on the move as flow from fissure 3 crosses Mauna Loa Observatory Road
The lava from the Mauna Loa eruption is on the move with flow from fissure 3 crossing the Mauna Loa Observatory Road overnight, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
The USGS created an annotated view of a webcam of Mauna Kea looking toward Mauna Loa, which also showed two new flows moving north down the rift of fissure 3.
Winter advisory issued for Big Island summits
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for Big Island summit until 6 p.m. for elevations above 12,000 feet.
According to NWS, there will be mixed precipitation, additional snow accumulations of up to one inch and ice accumulations of around one-tenth of an inch.
Portion of Kaiminani Drive closed due to downed power line
A portion of lower Palisades on Kaiminani Drive is closed after a vehicle crashed into a power line late last night.
The incident occurred between Ane Keohokālole Highway and Laui Street. The crash cause a power outage resulting in 675 Hawaiian Electric customers without power.
No parking zones enforced on Daniel K. Inouye Highway during Mauna Loa eruption
The Hawai‘i Department of Transportation reminds the public to use caution and common sense on the Daniel K. Inouye Highway — Route 200, formerly known as Saddle Road — during the ongoing Mauna Loa eruption.
No parking zones between mile marker 16 and mile marker 31 will be enforced. The public is advised not to park along the highway to observe volcanic activity.
M4.0 Quake in East Hawaii unrelated to Mauna Loa eruption
Officials with the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory say an early morning earthquake outside of Pāhala was not related to the eruption of Mauna Loa and had no apparent impact on the ongoing eruptions at Mauna Loa and Kīlauea.
There is no tsunami threat.
Hilo man faces charges after reportedly stealing rental car from East Hawai‘i hotel
A Hilo man is facing various charges after reportedly stealing a rental vehicle that left a visiting family from Japan without transportation.
The incident occurred on Thursday evening after it was a reported a family’s rental vehicle was stolen while they were checking into their hotel on Banyan Drive. Hawai‘i police responded to the scene and determined the victims pulled up fronting the hotel and began unloading their luggage, when they were approached by a male who told them he would park their vehicle.
Hawai‘i police to equip 40 sergeants with body-worn cameras
Hawai‘i Police Department will equip more of its officers with body-worn cameras starting Thursday.
Forty patrol sergeants will be outfitted with the Axon Body 2 camera — the same used by patrol officers since late 2020 — with no additional budgetary costs. Hawaiʻi County was the last in the state to equip its law enforcement with body-worn cameras. Community policing and traffic enforcement officers were the first to start wearing them in the county in 2020.
UPDATE: Only lowest of 3 fissures remains active on Mauna Loa; lava flow at 10,000 feet
Update 5 p.m. Monday: Of the three fissures that were fountaining lava on the northeast rift zone of Mauna Loa, only the lowest one was still active as of 1:30 p.m. Monday, according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
Estimates of the tallest fountain heights are between 100 to 200 feet, but most are a few yards tall.
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park remains open amid new eruption on Mauna Loa
Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park remains open following a new eruption on Mauna Loa volcano that began in the summit caldera late Sunday night and migrated to the northeast rift zone this morning.
For everyone’s safety, the park closed Mauna Loa Road from the gate at Kīpukapuaulu to vehicles. The summit, cabins and high-elevation areas of Mauna Loa have been closed since early October when the volcano began to show signs of unrest and increased seismicity. In addition, Mauna Loa Observatory Road outside of the park is also closed to the public.
VIDEO: Watch Mauna Loa Erupting By Megan Moseley
Val Dean from Hilo was in the middle of her morning workout around 4:30 a.m. Monday when she looked out the window and saw a red glow and said “Uh oh, she’s erupting.”
Dean has lived on the Big Island her entire life and seen multiple lava flows, but Mauna Loa hadn’t erupted since March of 1984.
Mauna Loa Eruption: What you need to know
Big Island Now will provide information about the Mauna Loa eruption as it is made available. This information will be updated regularly.
The updates are about shelters, road closures, vog, air quality, possible evacuations, transportation and anything related to the eruption.
“Unzipping” of the Northeast Rift Zone; Mauna Loa eruption creates lava fountains
“We do not expect upper fissures to reactivate. However, additional fissures could open along the Northeast Rift Zone below the current location, and lava flows can continue to travel downslope,” the HVO advised.
4.0 earthquake is not related to Mauna Loa activity; Part of a seismic swarm under Pāhala
A 4.0 magnitude earthquake reported at 3:27 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, was located 6 miles east of Pāhala at a depth of 20 miles.
Lava from fissure 3 crosses Mauna Loa Observatory Road
The lava from the Mauna Loa eruption is on the move with flow from its fissure 3 crossing the Mauna Loa Observatory Road overnight, according to USGS Volcanoes.
Kauai Weather Forecast for November 29, 2022
A low pressure system far north of the Hawaii region will continue to weaken the large scale winds over the state through Wednesday afternoon. Periods of…