Mauna Loa erupting; county opens shelters as South Kona residents self-evacuate

Posted on AllSides November 28th, 2022
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After 38 years of silence, Mauna Loa is erupting.

Scientists at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said the eruption began at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday in Mokuaweoweo, the summit caldera of the volcano.

USGS webcams at the summit clearly showed a long fissure erupting fountains of lava which was spreading along the caldera floor.

The U.S. Geological Survey initially said that lava was contained to the caldera. But within two hours of the start of the eruption, residents on the Kona side of the volcano recorded images that appeared to show...

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