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Mauna Loa Summit Closed Due to Increased Seismic Activity

Volcanic caldera of Mauna Loa volcano
Backcountry on Mauna Loa summit is closed until further notice as a precautionary measure.

NPS Photo/A.Lavalle

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News Release Date: October 5, 2022

News Release Date: October 05, 2022

Contact: Jody Anastasio, 808-985-6020


HAWAII NATIONAL PARK, Hawaiʻi –Due to elevated seismic activity on Mauna Loa and as a precautionary measure, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is closing the Mauna Loa summit backcountry until further notice. Mauna Loa Road and the Mauna Loa Lookout at 6,662 feet elevation remain open to the public.

Mauna Loa is not erupting. The volcanic alert level remains at advisory, and the aviation color code remains at yellow. U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) scientists will notify the park if conditions change.

For more information, refer to HVO’s latest Status Report.

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Last updated: October 6, 2022

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