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Mauna Loa Eruption Updates

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December 14, 2022

All Pau

When someone asks you in Hawaii if you are “All Pau?” It means are you all done, finished, no more, etc etc. Well, the volcanoes are “All Pau” for now. Two days ago, the scientist informed everyone the Kilauea was done erupting in for now. The caldera had completely crusted over and there was no more activity. Then yesterday the scientist confirmed that Mauna Loa was all done. Fissure three no longer pushing out lava and the lava rivers have now run dry. The caldera in Mauna Loa is beginning to crust over as well. Over the course of the latest eruption, scientists said about 200 to 250 million cubic meters of lava was ejected.That’s about a fifth of the lava spewed out during the 2018 eruption of Kilauea.

It was a fun, wild and amazing two weeks here on the big island. The skies are clear, the sun is out so I guess it’s time to head for the beach.

Mele Kalikimaka and hauʻoli makahiki hou

December 13, 2022

Here’s your Volcano eruption update for day 16: the big news is that Kilauea has stopped erupting. The lava lake in the caldera has officially crusted over and there are no more emissions. The caldera also appears to have sunk a bit. So, if you were thinking about heading down to volcano national park to see the glow of Kilauea, for now, the glow is extinguished.

As far as Mauna Loa is concerned, it has slow down to a bit of a trickle. Scientist believe that it will stop soon. It appears to be following the patterns of previous eruptions. Thank God no one was impacted or property was damaged. It’s been an amazing few weeks here in Hawaii. The vog is lifting and it’s back to clear skies in beautiful Hawaii!

December 9, 2022

It appears Mauna Loa is quieting down. Fissure three is still erupting and active but at a much lower level. Lava fountains are only at about 30 feet high as compared to 500 feet when it was really going off. The vents below fissure three seemed to have emptied out and Saddle Road is no longer in jeopardy. The lava flow has stalled and/or stopped 1.7 miles from the road so at this point officials don’t believe that the lava will be any threat to closing the highway, which is great news for island residence as Saddle Road connects Kona from the west to Hilo in the east. There’s still very good viewing and many people are still driving up nightly to watch the red glow.

The National Guard is at the site in an attempt to keep people from hiking up to the lava. Please do not do that. It is disrespectful to the land, the people not to mention it’s dangerous, as there is lava tubes and tunnels all through that area that somebody could fall into.

Keep checking back for more updates and don’t forget to check out our YouTube channel for more videos about our amazing island.

December 6, 2022

Aloha all, here is the volcano update for day eight of the Mauna Loa eruption:

The lava is still 1.93 miles away from Saddle Road and is moving slower and slower. Most geologists and volcanologist believe that it won’t reach the road at least at its current rate.

Yesterday, Governor Ige in his final day in office, dispatched the national guard on Hawaii island, to Saddle Rd. to help navigate traffic, as thousands and thousands of people are heading to the volcano for viewing. Hotels, Airbnb’s and VRBO’s are booking up but there is no telling how long the eruption will last. What we can tell you is that the best time to go volcano is around 3 to 4 AM in the morning. This seems to be the least amount of traffic which can get you up to the site in about an hour from Kona and back home in the same amount of time.

For up to the minute info remember you can access the USGS.gov directly at: https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/hans2/view/notice/DOI-USGS-HVO-2022-12-06T10:24:53-08:00 and keep watch on our social media channels for more updates.


December 5, 2022
Here is today’s update on the Mauna Loa eruption. It appears as though fissures one and fissures two have stopped flowing, and now it is just down to the main fissure, which is fissure three that is moving all the molten lava. The lava continues to come down the hill and pool down around the base or the flat area between Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea.

Lava is still about 2 1/2 miles away from Saddle Road (the main highway). Below is a picture of the map of the historic eruption flows from the north east rift of Mauna Loa. It appears that this is flowing along the 1939 flow rift. You can see where fissure three is on this map and that is the only active fissure at this time.

You can get up to the minute information on the volcano at usgs.gov or you can click this WebCam link: https://www.usgs.gov/observatories/hvo/m7cam-mauna-loa-northeast-flank and when you do you can see were the lava is pooling.

If you’re thinking about visiting the island to catch the wonders of two active volcanoes, book your trip quickly as hotel rooms and short-term vacation rentals are booking up quickly as are airline seats. As always, we would love to see you and tour you around our fantastic island.

If you have any questions about buying selling or investing in real estate here, please don’t hesitate to contact us here at The Hawaii Team at 808-913-0899 or team@thehawaiiteam.com. We will be back throughout the week with more Mauna Loa updates.

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