Viewers flock to watch glowing lava ooze from Hawaii volcano

Viewers flock to watch glowing lava ooze from Hawaii volcano

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — The world’s largest volcano oozed rivers of glowing lava Wednesday, drawing thousands of awestruck viewers who jammed a Hawaii highway that could soon be covered by the flow. Mauna Loa awoke from its 38-year slumber Sunday, causing volcanic ash and debris to drift down from the sky. A main highway linking … Read more

Hawaii volcano eruption has some on alert, draws onlookers

Hawaii volcano eruption has some on alert, draws onlookers

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The first eruption in 38 years of the world’s largest active volcano is attracting onlookers to a national park for “spectacular” views of the event, and it’s also dredging up bad memories among some Hawaii residents who have been through harrowing volcanic experiences in the past. It was just four years … Read more

Hawaii residents near Mauna Loa warned of Pele’s Hair

Emergency officials in Hawaii are warning residents near Mauna Loa of Pele’s Hair — but what is it and why is it dangerous? Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcanobegan erupting at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, McClatchy News reported. The eruption is confined to Moku’āweoweo, the summit caldera of the 13,100-foot volcano, the … Read more

UPDATE: Only lowest of 3 fissures remains active on Mauna Loa; lava flow at 10,000 feet: Big Island Now

UPDATE: Only lowest of 3 fissures remains active on Mauna Loa;  lava flow at 10,000 feet: Big Island Now

Rift zone map of Big Island volcanoes. Map Source: UH Hilo 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 pm Monday, according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. Estimates of the tallest fountain heights … Read more

Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano starts erupting: Live updates

Hawaii's Mauna Loa volcano starts erupting: Live updates

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcanohas started to erupt for the first time in nearly four decades, prompting volcanic ash and debris to fall nearby, authorities said Monday. The eruption began late Sunday night in the summit caldera of the volcano on the Big Island, the US Geological Survey said. … Read more