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December 4, 2022 — Mauna Loa Fissure 3 Erupting

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Aerial view of fissure 3 erupting on the Northeast Rift Zone of Mauna Loa the morning of December 4, 2022. Lava fountaining at the vent has been approximately 100 feet (33 m) tall over the past day, depositing fragments of volcanic material in the area near the vent.  USGS image by L. DeSmither. 


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