Mauna Loa erupting now

@oahuwriter (28292)
United States
November 28, 2022 8:25pm CST
Just now, early 4pm news, Mauna Loa erupting. Shelters open by Red Cross. Mayor Roth, hasn't issued official evacuation, yet. News reporting, many evacuated from last night. Mauna Loa started erupting at around midnight this morning. Mauna Loa hasn't erupted in 38 years. (Made corrections - originally had 49 years. Sorry.) Ash warning stopped early today. Officials say wear face masks, and keep indoors. Have meds on you. Forecast for length by scientist, not long eruption. 1984 was Moans Loa's last eruption. It lasted 3 weeks. March 24, 1984 then Mayor Kim got a call from their police department about the eruption. April 15, eruption ended. One thing they learned, was to keep in close touch with scientist about eruption. Professor Scott Rowland University of Hawaii, faculty member of Earth Science, says today's eruption is following it's usual course as it did before. Let's hope it's a very short one that doesn't endanger anyone or any structures or wildlife.
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@JudyEv (300444)
• Rockingham, Australia
29 Nov
Forgive my ignorance but is this a long way from you? I'm guessing your area could be affected by the ash and smoke. Is that correct?
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@TheHorse (171031)
• Walnut Creek, California
29 Nov
@oahuwriter Can you see hear or feel anything from where you live? Have there been earthquakes near the volcano? I'm trying to draw a picture in my mind.
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@JudyEv (300444)
• Rockingham, Australia
29 Nov
@oahuwriter We heard about it on the news at lunchtime. They said there had been a few earthquakes in the area too.
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@oahuwriter (28292)
• United States
29 Nov
I live on a different island, Oahu. Eruption is at Big Island, the southern most island of Hawaiian Island chain of island. The ash can be deadly, so doctors advisory for people with pulmonary problems. I'm in no danger at all.
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@DaddyEvil (112350)
• United States
29 Nov
I hope nobody has been or will be hurt in the eruption now happening... Stay safe.
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@oahuwriter (28292)
• United States
29 Nov
Thank you! So far, lava flows away from residential area and business area.
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@DaddyEvil (112350)
• United States
29 Nov
@oahuwriter You're welcome. Good! I'm glad!
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@oahuwriter (28292)
• United States
29 Nov
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@shaggin (65154)
• United States
29 Nov
Oh no that is terrible news. Is that near where you live?
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@oahuwriter (28292)
• United States
29 Nov
No eruption on different island, the Big Island. I live on Oahu.
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@LadyDuck (426407)
• Switzerland
29 Nov
I hope that professor Scott Rowland is right. I would not feel safe living close to the volcano.
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@LadyDuck (426407)
• Switzerland
30 Nov
@oahuwriter People are evacuating, this means it's not safe to stay near the volcano.
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@oahuwriter (28292)
• United States
1 Dec
@LadyDuck Some did, but Mayor did not make evacuation official, but shelters were open for those who wanted them. Yesterday, everyone went home, so shelters closed and on stand by only be now.
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@oahuwriter (28292)
• United States
29 Nov
Yes, people have been showing up at shelters.
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@TheHorse (171031)
• Walnut Creek, California
29 Nov
Sounds exciting. What does an "eruption" actually mean?
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@oahuwriter (28292)
• United States
29 Nov
Lava flow. Luckily, this eruption, flowing away from inhabited part of Big island.
@LindaOHio (114177)
• United States
29 Nov
I hope everyone is safe and sound.
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@LindaOHio (114177)
• United States
29 Nov
@oahuwriter That's good to hear.
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@oahuwriter (28292)
• United States
29 Nov
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@oahuwriter (28292)
• United States
29 Nov
Eruption on Big Island, southern most island. So far, lava flow is flowing away from inhabited part of Big Island.
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@snowy22315 (149217)
• United States
29 Nov
Stay safe, although you are probably in minimal danger there...better follow the guidance.
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@oahuwriter (28292)
• United States
29 Nov
Don't worry, living on another island in Oahu. Eruption on Big Island, southern most island. Thanks!
@rebelann (104977)
• El Paso, Texas
24 Dec
I hope there aren't anymore eruptions going on in Hawaii, I read there were 2 that exploded but I'm not sure if both are in Hawaii.
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@oahuwriter (28292)
• United States
25 Dec
Well Mauna loa first, then Kilauea erupted. Both stopped now. Snow now at Mauna loa!!
https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/149189/snow-caps-mauna-kea-and-mauna-loa#:~:text=A%20low-pressure%20system%20called%20a%20%E2%80%9C%20Kona%20low,reports%20of%20landslides%2C%20downed%20trees%2C%20and%20power%20outages.
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@RebeccasFarm (84649)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
30 Nov
I read this and thought of you days ago my friend. God protect the people whose island it is.
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
2 Dec
@oahuwriter Oh you are welcome. I love you my friend God bless you.
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@oahuwriter (28292)
• United States
1 Dec
That's so kind of you, thank you!
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@oahuwriter (28292)
• United States
3 Dec
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@RasmaSandra (61097)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
30 Nov
I hope everything will be all right and stay safe. That is scary, I will put in a prayer for everyone there.
• United States
29 Nov
Hope that erupting volcano doesn't cause any damage or evacuation. I find it interesting seeing it on the news but wouldn't want to be in the path of all the flowing lava.
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@oahuwriter (28292)
• United States
29 Nov
Me too! Shelters are open for residents. Lava flowing away from inhabited part of Big Island. I live on Oahu.
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@Fleura (24239)
• United Kingdom
29 Nov
I've always been fascinated by volcanoes but I wouldn't want to live near one!
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@oahuwriter (28292)
• United States
29 Nov
Yes, very harrowing living with volcanoes, though everywhere's landmass made from volcanoes. Big Island, is beautiful and has wood rose. I saw my first pair of saffron finch there, while visiting one summer, years ago.
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@just4him (272651)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Nov
I heard about it on the news this morning. I hope it won't last long.
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@oahuwriter (28292)
• United States
29 Nov
Yes, indeed, me too.
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@CarolDM (201236)
• United States
29 Nov
I saw this story on the news and thought of you. I hope it is nothing major.
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@oahuwriter (28292)
• United States
29 Nov
It's erupting at different island from my home island, Oahu. Big Island is where eruption occurring. Si far, lava flowing away from inhabited areas of island.
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@oahuwriter (28292)
• United States
29 Nov
@CarolDM Yes, so far so good.
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@CarolDM (201236)
• United States
29 Nov
@oahuwriter That is good, glad the others are safe too.
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@Sojourn (13822)
• India
29 Nov
Read about this volcano in our geography lessons at school. It might be a spectacle to look at from afar but terrible to be nearby.