Mauna Loa , Hawai : USGS Volcano Alert Level for Mauna Loa elevated from ‘normal’ to ‘advisory’ status.

Mauna Loa , Hawai : USGS Volcano Alert Level for Mauna Loa elevated from ‘normal’ to ‘advisory’ status.

USGS Volcano Alert Level for Mauna Loa elevated from ‘normal’ to ‘advisory’ status. More than 31 years after Mauna Loa last erupted, sending lava within 4.5 miles of Hilo, the largest active volcano in the world is showing signs of unrest. Scientists at the…

Mauna Loa , Hawai : A sudden swarm of earthquakes on the rift of Mauna Loa .

Mauna Loa , Hawai : A sudden swarm of earthquakes on the rift of Mauna Loa .

A sudden swarm of earthquakes on the rift of Mauna Loa caught the attention of scientists with the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory last week. The small earthquake swarm occurred beneath Mauna Loa’s west flank from Saturday, May 28 through Tuesday, May 31. The USGS…

Mauna Loa , Hawai : A small earthquake swarm occurred beneath Mauna Loa’s west flank .

Mauna Loa , Hawai : A small earthquake swarm occurred beneath Mauna Loa’s west flank .

Activity Summary: Mauna Loa is not erupting. A small earthquake swarm occurred beneath Mauna Loa’s west flank from Saturday, May 28 through Tuesday, May 31. Most of the earthquakes occurred at depths between 5-8 km (3-5 mi) below the surface and the largest event…