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.
U.S. Geological Survey webcams at the summit clearly showed a long fissure erupting with 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 lava starting to flow down the mountain.
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The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said, “All vents remain restricted to the summit area. However, lava flows i the summit region are visible from Kona. There is currently no indication of any migration of the eruption into a rift zone.”
On Twitter, the USGS said “There are some reports now that lava is overtopping the caldera to the south. We’re working to confirm those reports. But eruptive vents continue to be confined to the caldera for now.”
No evacuations have been requested, but Hawaii County opened shelters, in Ka’u at the Robert Herkes Gymnasium in Pahala, and at the Old Airport Gymnasium (Kailua Park) in Kailua-Kona after reports that residents were evacuating from the South Kona coast.
Residents at risk for Mauna Loa lava flows are being told to review preparedness plans and check with Hawaii County Civil Defense for further guidance.
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Scientists said winds may carry volcanic gas, and possibly fine ash and Pele’s hair, downwind.
“Based on past events, the early stages of a Mauna Loa eruption can be very dynamic and the location and advance of lava flows can change rapidly,” the USGS said in a news release.
“If the eruption remains in Moku’āweoweo, lava flows will most likely be confined within the caldera walls,” the release said. “However, if the eruptive vents migrate outside its walls, lava flows may move rapidly downslope.”
The 13,681-foot volcano had shown increased earthquake activity in the last several weeks, leading many to believe that an eruption could happen sooner rather than later.
The last time Mauna Loa erupted was in 1984. That eruption also began within the Mokuaweoweo summit caldera, but eruptive fissures migrated rapidly down the volcano’s southwest rift zone.
Fissures eventually opened on the mountain’s northeast rift zone, sending lava flows snaking toward the Hilo area. However, none of the flows reached the outskirts of Hilo by the time the eruption ended, about 20 days after it began.
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The USGS said it is working closely with its emergency management partners and will conduct aerial surveys as soon as possible to get further information on the eruption and possible hazards. However, those surveys may be hampered by weather conditions, as the summit area is under a winter weather advisory through Monday morning. [NBC15]
China fights to escape Xi’s lockdown tyranny: Protesters turn streets into warzones, with hazmat-clad Covid-enforcers cowering under riot shields as bottles rain down on them and police strong-arming demonstrators
Protesters clashed with riot police in southern Chinese city of Guangzhou
Demonstrators threw glass bottles at police as they cowered under riot shields
Riot police man-handled protesters and arrested scores of demonstrators
MARTIAL LAW IN CHINA AND CHINA IS CALLING USA FOR SABOTAGING CHINA AFFAIRS AS A TERRORIST STATE. BUY FOOD WATER ANYTHING BEFORE NOTHING IN SHELVES. GLOBAL MARTIAL LAW IS COMING SOONER RIGHT AT YOUR DOOR?
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UPDATE 11:03 AM EDT — Now CONFIRMED: China has OPENED FIRE on COVID Protesters
Initially unconfirmed BUT NOW CONFIRMED reports are starting to come in claiming Chinese authorities have OPENED FIRE upon unarmed protesters, who are coming out en-masse against China’s repressive COVID lockdowns.
Initial reports are CLAIMING entire crowds have been gunned down, but we cannot confirm this.
This is a developing story. Check back.
UPDATE 11:03 AM EDT —
The reports of crowds being FIRED UPON are now CONFIRMED.
Video is starting to come out of China showing police firing upon COVID Protesters.
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Israel, US to hold air drill simulating striking Iran nuclear program
The drill, one of the largest Israel Air Force drills in years, will include long-range flights such as those that Israeli pilots might need to make in order to reach Iran.
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This is warning to people of world. Peace is constructions and war is destruction’s.Destruction are part of constructions and constructions are part of destruction’s. China is in riot soon and global Martial Law is in full schedule as we told you here. Chinese youth say give me liberty or death. Are you prepared for 8.5 of west coast USA .
The New Madrid is supposed to happen first. Soon. It will impact the entire world.
Only felt a couple minor quakes lately. Still, we’re 40 mi. away from it.
I grew up on the Big Island. I used to play on the beach at Kalapana as a kid. Unfortunately every place I cherished growing up there seems to get taken away. Nothing lasts forever.