Photo and Video Chronology - Mauna Loa - December 18, 2019

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Clear Views of Mauna Loa on Kīlauea summit overflight


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During an overflight of Kīlauea's summit on December 18, there were clear and cloud-less views of Mauna Loa Volcano. Highway 11, traversing both Kīlauea and Mauna Loa lava flows, is visible in the lower right corner of the image which shows a view from high above Kīlauea's summit looking west. Mauna Loa is not erupting. Its USGS Volcano Alert level remains at ADVISORY. This alert level reflects rates of seismicity and deformation that are above the long-term background. It does not mean that an eruption is imminent or that progression to an eruption is certain. Mauna Loa updates are issued weekly. For more info on the status of the volcano, please go to: USGS photo by K. Mulliken.

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