A New Eruption, Different Volcano!
Madam Pele sure is busy! A new eruption within a different volcano, Mauna Loa, began around 11:30 PM in Sunday November 27th for the first time in 38 years! The eruption began in Moku‘āweoweo, the summit caldera of Mauna Loa, inside Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. This means there are currently TWO eruptions on Hawaii Island in TWO different Volcanoes! One eruption is Mauna Loa and a significantly smaller one is Halema’uma’u crater on the Kilauea summit caldera. As of an hour ago, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) confirms that lava has exited Mauna Loa summit and can be seen in two lobes on the northeast flank and the northern flank. Currently, the lava is not flowing toward populated areas and does not pose a threat to any communities. It is headed towards saddle road which is a main throughfare for Hawaii Island residents and tourists alike to go from one side of the island to the other. It is currently open, but that could change at any time. The Maun