Alert Level: NORMAL, Color Code: GREEN 2023-03-16 19:32:57 UTCHVO/USGS Volcanic Activity Notice
Volcano: Mauna Loa
Current Volcano Alert Level: NORMAL
Previous Volcano Alert Level: ADVISORY
Current Aviation Color Code: GREEN
Previous Aviation Color Code: YELLOW
Thursday, March 16, 2023, 9:32 AM HST
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
N 19 deg 28 min W 155 deg 36 min
13681 ft (4170 m)
Volcanic Activity Summary:
Mauna Loa has been quiet for the past three months since the eruption ended on December 13, 2022. The number of earthquakes beneath Mauna Loa's summit has returned to background levels. Inflation of Mauna Loa continues as magma replenishes the summit magma chamber.
Accordingly, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) is lowering the Volcano Alert Level for ground-based hazards from ADVISORY to NORMAL and the Aviation Color Code from YELLOW to GREEN.
In conjunction with this change, Mauna Loa updates will change from weekly to monthly, with the next monthly update on April 6, 2023.
For more information about the meaning of aviation color codes, see https://www.usgs.gov/programs/VHP/volcanic-alert-levels-characterize-conditions-us-volcanoes
[Volcanic cloud height] None
[Other volcanic cloud information] None
[Lava flow/dome] N/A
[Lava flow] N/AHazard Analysis:
[General hazards] Mauna Loa Hazards: https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/observatories/hvo/hawaii_hazards.html and https://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2012/3104/
[Ash cloud] N/A
[Lava flow/dome] N/A
[Mud flow] N/A
[Volcanic gas] N/A
[Other hazards] N/A
[Lava flow] N/ARemarks:
HVO continues to closely monitor Mauna Loa for signs of renewed activity. Should volcanic activity change significantly a new Volcanic Activity Notice will be issued immediately. Contacts:
Residents and visitors should stay informed and follow County of Hawai‘i and Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park guidelines.
Mauna Loa monthly updates issued monthly on Thursdays beginning April 6, 2023. Should volcanic activity change significantly a new VAN will be issued. Regularly scheduled updates on the status of Mauna Loa will be posted on the HVO website at https://www.usgs.gov/volcanoes/mauna-loa/volcano-updates
Subscribe to these messages: https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vns2/
Summary of volcanic hazards from eruptions: https://www.usgs.gov/observatories/hvo/hazards
Recent earthquakes in Hawaiʻi (map and list): https://www.usgs.gov/observatories/hvo
Explanation of Volcano Alert Levels and Aviation Color Codes: https://www.usgs.gov/programs/VHP/volcanic-alert-levels-characterize-conditions-us-volcanoes