MAUNA LOA, Hawaii (KHON2) — Officials said the eruption at Mauna Loa continues.
Fissure 3 is still active but with significantly less output in lava and gases.
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Fissure 3’s fountaining is much less than it has been throughout the eruption. The channels below the fissure are mostly drained.
The lava flow that was threatening Daniel K. Inouye Highway is no longer active and no longer being fed.
Mauna Loa began erupting Nov. 27, simultaneously with Kilauea which began erupting again on September 29, 2021.
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On Saturday, Dec. 10, Mauna Loa was downgraded from a Warning to Watch status. Officials said that the lessened intensity of activity suggests that the eruption may end soon. Or, the eruption could continue but at a much more diminished rate.