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New webcam video of Mauna Loa eruption shows footage of fissure 3 and new fissure 4 : Big Island Now



November 29, 2022, 10:35 AM HST

New webcam video from USGS shows fissure 3 and new fissure 4 is feeding lava flows downslope to north/northeast. Fissure 3 is feeding the largest lava flow.

There is no activity in summit caldera, no lava spilling to west, nor in the southwest rift zone.

As of 10 a.m., the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports the leading edge of the lava flow on Mauna Loa’s northeast flank remains at a high elevation of over 9,000 feet and more than five miles from Saddle Road.

The northeast flank of Mauna Loa is not populated and lava continues to not pose a threat to any communities or infrastructure, at this time.

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Due to no threat to communities at this time, shelters that were opened yesterday at Old Kona Airport in Kailua-Kona and Ka‘ū Gymnasium in Pāhala as a precaution, will be closed at noon today.

For those traveling Saddle Road /Daniel K. Inouye Highway, parking along the highway is unsafe and prohibited. Hawai‘i Police Department report that vehicles that park along Saddle Road /Daniel K. Inouye Highway between the 16 and 31 Mile Markers will be subject to citation and will be towed.





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