Mauna Loa summit shadow
The MLcam, overlooking Moku‘āweoweo Caldera from the northwest rim, captured this clear image early yesterday evening (April 27). Although the caldera is dark, the shadow of Mauna Loa looms to the south, illuminated in the pastel colors of sunset. Mauna Loa is currently at Alert Level/Color Code ADVISORY/YELLOW. This change in status went into effect on July 2, 2019, reflecting an increase in seismicity and summit inflation above background levels. Mauna Loa is not currently erupting, and the network of webcameras help HVO to keep a watchful eye.