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December 7, 2022 — Mauna Loa Fissure 3 Overflight

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An overflight the morning of December 7, 2022, provided this aerial view of fissure 3 erupting at an elevation of 10,500 feet (meters) above sea level on the Northeast Rift Zone of Mauna Loa. The fissure is feeding a lava channel; near the vent, the lava flow speed has been measured at 32-39 feet per second (10-12 meters per second). USGS video by M. Patrick. 


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