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Scientists say both Mauna Loa and Kilauea ‘no longer erupting’

  • VIDEO BY AP

    U.S. scientists on Tuesday declared two active Hawaii volcanoes -- one where lava destroyed hundreds of homes in 2018 and another where lava recently stalled before reaching a crucial Big Island highway -- have stopped erupting.

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS / DEC. 1
                                After two weeks, Mauna Loa is no longer erupting, scientists said today. The eruption provided spectacular views of lava flows and fountains for residents and tourists. Here, people watch and record images of Mauna Loa’s lava flow on Dec. 1 near Hilo.

    ASSOCIATED PRESS / DEC. 1

    After two weeks, Mauna Loa is no longer erupting, scientists said today. The eruption provided spectacular views of lava flows and fountains for residents and tourists. Here, people watch and record images of Mauna Loa’s lava flow on Dec. 1 near Hilo.

  • COURTESY USGS
                                This aerial image shows Fissure No. 3 on Mauna Loa’s Northeast Rift Zone with decreased eruption activity earlier this week.

    COURTESY USGS

    This aerial image shows Fissure No. 3 on Mauna Loa’s Northeast Rift Zone with decreased eruption activity earlier this week.

While both eruptions have now paused, HVO geologists say they will continue to closely monitor Mauna Loa and Kilauea for signs of renewed activity. Read more

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