HONOLULU (KHON2) — While lava flow continues to slowly move towards Saddle Road, officials bring a collective update entering the fifth day of the Mauna Loa eruption.
As of Friday, Dec. 2, officials confirmed that fissure 3 is now the only active fissure from Mauna Loa and only one active flow remains.
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The active lava flow coming from fissure 3 is about 2.73 miles away from Saddle Road.
Experts predicted on Thursday, that the fastest time the lava flow could reach Saddle Road would be within a week.
After an aerial mapping of the area, the United States Geological Survey was able to confirm that there remains no other volcanic activity in other areas of Mauna Loa.
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The USGS said all activity remains in the northeast rift zone and there is no threat to communities.