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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