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About Ten Miles Separate Lava from Daniel K. Inouye Highway

Only the lowest of the three fissures remained active as of 1:30 p.m., according to HVO, despite the fact that lava had been erupting from the other two. The tallest fountains are estimated to be between 100 and 200 feet tall, while the majority are only a few yards high.

Lava flows were sent by the fissures toward the northeast and in a line with the rift zone. The two upper fissures’ lava flows continued downslope but stopped 11 miles from the Daniel K. Inouye Highway. Lava flows coming from Fissure 3 are currently traveling east alongside the Northeast Rift Zone.

Lava flows coming from Fissure 3 are currently traveling east alongside the Northeast Rift Zone. These floods were more than 10 miles from the highway and at an elevation of 10,000 feet. “Upper fissures are not anticipated to reactivate. Nevertheless, other fissures could develop in the Northeast Rift Zone under the present position, and lava flows could move further downslope, according to HVO’s assessment.

Both the Moku’aweoweo caldera and the Southwest Rift Zone are devoid of any active lava flows. Outside of the Northeast Rift Zone, “we do not anticipate any eruptive activity,” according to HVO. “At this time, no property is in danger. The lava flows and fissure fountains are emitting a visible gas plume that is largely being blown to the northwest.

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The lava from Mauna Loa is “going in the best conceivable direction,” according to a statement made earlier today by Mayor Mitch Roth. County officials were notified by scientists from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory that there is no immediate concern, particularly to the localities close to and surrounding the Southwestern Rift Zone.

These villages, which are all deemed high-risk in the case of a Mauna Loa eruption due to the steep slope of the rift zone, include Pahala, Naalehu, Ocean View, Milolii, Napoopoo, Captain Cook, Kealakekua, and Keauhou.

Mayor Mitch Roth said in a statement that “our team is on full alert and is ready to respond to whatever emergency may occur as a result of the Mauna Loa eruption.” “Having said that, we’ve been informed that the lava is moving away from our communities, which is the greatest conceivable direction.

We’ll keep an eye on the issue and keep the neighborhood routinely updated. Until then, we appreciate the swift response and careful attention to every detail from our state and county partners, departments, and agencies.

It is unknown how long the eruption will occur or how much lava will be produced. HVO’s lead scientist According to historical data, a Mauna Loa eruption typically lasts two weeks, but Ken Hon cautioned, “There’s no guarantee that’s what we’ll get.” He claimed that as of today’s noon, lava was erupting from three vents on the Northeast Rift Zone, and HVO is keeping an eye on the flow to gauge how quickly it is moving.

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