Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano is erupting once again

CNN  —  Weeks after Hawaii’s Mauna Loa erupted for the first time in decades, neighboring volcano Kilauea is showing activity again after a brief pause, according to officials. Kilauea – which had stopped erupting last month for the first time since September 2021 amid Mauna Loa’s own lava eruption and subsequent slowdown – had increased … Read more

Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupts again, summit crater glows

By AUDREY McAVOYJanuary 6, 2023 GMT HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s Kilauea began erupting inside its summit crater Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, less than one month after the volcano and its larger neighbor Mauna Loa stopped releasing lava. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory detected a glow in webcam images indicating Kilauea had begun erupting inside … Read more

NASA spacecraft heads for the most volcanic place in the solar system

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news on fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN  —  A NASA spacecraft is gearing up for the first of a series of close encounters with the most volcanic place in the solar system. The Juno spacecraft will fly by Jupiter’s moon Io … Read more

Scientists lower alert for Mauna Loa, say eruption could end

HONOLULU (AP) — Scientists lowered the alert level for the Mauna Loa volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island from a warning to a watch on Saturday and said the mountain’s first eruption in nearly 40 years may soon end. The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said in a bulletin that the eruption on the mountain’s … Read more

Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano eruption may end soon after producing dazzling lava displays

CNN  —  The eruption of the world’s largest active volcano – Mauna Loa in Hawaii – may soon come to an end, according to the US Geological Survey. Mauna Loa began erupting November 27, choreographing a spectacular display that sent rivers of molten rock gushing down its side and drawing crowds of spectators hoping to … Read more

Hawaii volcano: State activates National Guard as lava from Mauna Loa slowly inches closer to critical highway

CNN  —  Officials in Hawaii have activated the state’s National Guard to help in the response to the eruption of Mauna Loa, whose lava has been steadily oozing toward a critical highway for days. The fountains of lava that have been shooting from the volcano over the past week are not a threat to communities … Read more

For many Hawaiians, lava flows are a time to honor, reflect

HONOLULU (AP) — When Willette Kalaokahaku Akima-Akau looks out at the the lava flowing from Mauna Loa volcano and makes an offering of gin, tobacco and coins, she will be taking part in a tradition passed down from her grandfather and other Native Hawaiians as a way to honor both the natural and spiritual worlds. … Read more

Hawaii volcano: Lava from Mauna Loa is less than 4 miles from a key highway. Officials say they have a plan in case the road closes

CNN  —  With the Mauna Loa volcano continuing to erupt on Hawaii’s Big Island, local officials and residents are keeping an eye on the lava flow as it creeps closer to a major roadway and making plans for the possibility that access to the highway could soon be cut off and have a major impact … Read more

Viewers flock to watch glowing lava ooze from Hawaii volcano

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — The world’s largest volcano oozed rivers of glowing lava Wednesday, drawing thousands of awestruck viewers who jammed a Hawaii highway that could soon be covered by the flow. Mauna Loa awoke from its 38-year slumber Sunday, causing volcanic ash and debris to drift down from the sky. A main highway linking … Read more

Hawaii volcano: Mauna Loa’s eruption creates rare dual-eruption event with nearby volcano that’s been erupting since 2021

CNN  —  As the sun rose Monday on the Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, the sky was ablaze with the glow of two erupting volcanoes. The world’s largest active volcano, Mauna Loa, erupted for the first time in nearly 40 years Sunday night, joining its neighboring volcano, Kilauea, which has been erupting for more than a … Read more