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Maunaloa Volcano Eruption Update

Latest Update: December 1, 2022

Overview

Maunaloa volcano on Hawai‘i Island began erupting on Sunday, November 27, with the lava contained within the summit caldera at the top of the 13,681-foot volcano. The situation is being closely monitored around the clock by scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO), Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense, Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, and Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency (HIEMA), which are providing regular updates.

The eruption within the caldera is no longer active, but has moved into the Northeast Rift Zone (NERZ), in an area that is not populated and does not pose a threat to any communities at this time.