Photo and Video Chronology – Mauna Loa – May 18, 2021

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May 15, 2021 — Mauna Loa

Routine visit to Mauna Loa summit

Color photograph of caldera

On May 15, USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologists did a routine hike to the summit of Mauna Loa and inspected summit monitoring equipment. Clear weather provided good views across the floor of Moku‘āweoweo, Mauna Loa's summit caldera, and nothing unusual was observed.

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Color photograph of caldera

A USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologist inspects the thermal camera at the summit of Mauna Loa on May 15, 2021.

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