Closing in: Lava about 1.5 miles from Saddle Road
Lava from the Mauna Loa eruption closed the distance to Daniel K. Inouye Highway to just 1.5 miles, Hawaii County Civil Defense reported Tuesday afternoon.
National Guard activated to assist with traffic control amid Mauna Loa eruption
Now-former-Gov. David Ige activated the Hawaii National Guard on Monday to assist Hawaii County with traffic control during the Mauna Loa eruption.
Unexploded ordnance prompts hours-long closure of lava-viewing route
The discovery of an unexploded ordnance Sunday morning prompted the temporary closure of the recently established lava-viewing route along Old Saddle Road.
Legacy of lava
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory research geologist Frank Trusdell is considered an authority on Mauna Loa.
Mauna Loa lava flow front about 2.7 miles from Daniel K. Inouye Highway
A lava flow traveling north toward the Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Saddle Road) has reached relatively flatter ground and slowed down significantly over the past couple of days, as expected, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported Friday.
Still ‘huge destructive potential’
State and county agencies continue to prepare for the impacts of a possible closure of the Daniel K. Inouye Highway.
Mauna Loa eruption continues; advance of largest flow appears to have slowed
The Northeast Rift Zone eruption of Mauna Loa continues, with two active fissures feeding lava flows downslope, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported Thursday morning.
Prayers? Bombs? Hawaii history shows stopping lava not easy
HONOLULU — Prayer. Bombs. Walls. Over the decades, people have tried all of them to stanch the flow of lava from Hawaii’s volcanoes as it lumbered toward roads, homes and infrastructure.
Lava oozes toward highway; Ige mulls National Guard activation
As lava flows ever closer to the Daniel K. Inouye Highway, Gov. David Ige on Wednesday said he is considering activating the Hawaii National Guard.
Northeast Rift Zone eruption of Mauna Loa continues
The Northeast Rift Zone eruption of Mauna Loa continues, with two active fissures feeding lava flows downslope, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported Wednesday morning.
As lava approaches Saddle Road, officials work to manage the droves seeking to view eruption
Lava from Mauna Loa is not on track to approach populated areas anytime soon, but authorities now have to reckon with people flocking to see the eruption.
Mauna Loa eruption cuts access, power to Mauna Loa Observatory
Lava from the Mauna Loa eruption on Monday night crossed the access road to the Mauna Loa Observatory, knocking out access and power to one of only four NOAA laboratories across the globe that measure atmospheric conditions and monitor carbon dioxide levels.
Mauna Loa spews lava for first time since 1984; flows headed in ‘best possible direction’
Officials and residents are cautiously optimistic that Mauna Loa’s first eruption in nearly 40 years will be minimally disruptive.
Mauna Loa eruption: Two of three lava fingers appear to have stalled; third remains near 10,000-foot elevation
Mauna Loa meeting draws concerns
Ocean View residents did not seem particularly reassured following a community meeting regarding a potential Mauna Loa eruption.
Volcano Watch: Earthquakes and volcanoes, a recipe for preparedness
Feeling occasional earthquakes is part of the experience of living in the State of Hawaii, especially on the Island of Hawaii. The vast majority of felt earthquakes are small, but the less common large earthquakes can be damaging, so it is important to be prepared.
Pair of earthquakes rattle Big Island
A pair of earthquakes rocked the Big Island on Friday and led to the closure of the Pahala Post Office’s retail lobby.
Volcano Watch: Recent events at Mauna Loa remind us to be prepared for quick changes
The last eruption of Mauna Loa occurred in 1984 and began in a style typical of the volcano. At 10:55 p.m. on March 24, 1984, the rate of earthquakes under Mauna Loa started to rapidly pick up. While rates of earthquakes were already above normal, they quickly rose to two to three earthquakes per minute.
‘Unrest’ on Mauna Loa, no signs of imminent eruption
HONOLULU — Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano on the planet, is in a “state of heightened unrest,” but is not erupting and there are no signs of an imminent eruption, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said in an update Friday.
Current eruption of Kilauea began a year ago this week
Scientists and residents alike on Thursday will celebrate the one-year anniversary of the current volcanic eruption of Kilauea.