December 8, 2022 — Mauna Loa Fissure 3 Lava Flow
Aerial view of the front of a lava flow from fissure 3 on Mauna Loa's Northeast Rift Zone. Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologists noted that the supply of lava was reduced the morning of December 8, 2022. Lava was overtopping channels near the vent with flows extending no farther than 2.75 mi (4.4 km) from the vent the morning of December 8, 2022 (one of which is pictured here). USGS image by T. Orr.