Mauna Loa eruption

Mauna Loa, located on Hawaii’s Big Island, is the world’s largest volcano. It started erupting on Sunday, November 27 and is slowly flowing towards Hilo, the capital of the Big Island.

Two shelters are on standby for people, who are vulnerable. However, no evacuations have been ordered by the government at the present time.

This volcano last erupted in 1984, but no homes were destroyed — unlike Kilauea, also on the Big Island, which erupted in 2018 and destroyed 700 homes.

People with respiratory diseases have been advised to stay indoors to avoid “vog” or “volcanic smog.”

Some air flights have been cancelled, but tourists are still making their way to the volcano to observe the lava flow.

As for David and me, we have no plans to see it firsthand. We are remaining on Oahu, where we live. Thank God, the volcanoes on Oahu are extinct and will never erupt. We don’t live in unstable territory like the residents of the Big Island.

Let’s pray that the eruption ends soon and that there is no damage to property or loss of life.

19 Responses to “Mauna Loa eruption”

  1. DavidH Says:

    The eruption is a spectacular sight, especially at night. We observed the Kilauea eruption in 2012 by helicopter, but this is much more spectacular. Let us hope that there is no loss of homes and business property.

  2. minsungch Says:

    I will pray that no body would be hurt and no houses are destroyed !!! 🌈🙏❤️

  3. Arkansas Patti Says:

    Was wondering if you two and Kay and Art at Musings were affected. Sure hope there is no structural damage and that the air quality can be modified for those with health problems. Stay safe

  4. tomthebackroadstraveller Says:

    …it’s understandable that land on the Big Island is cheaper.

  5. Elephant's Child Says:

    I have been watching and hoping. And will continue to do so.

  6. dkzody Says:

    A friend of mine here in in Fresno is currently on Oahu, visiting her family who is stationed on the base there. This will be her last trip to Oahu because her son-in-law is being reassigned to a new country. He has been to Japan and Germany for his assignments. It gives her a chance to visit them and see the world.

  7. Tom from Sightings Says:

    Glad you are safe. I wonder: can you see any signs of it from Oahu?

  8. Doug M Says:

    Gigi, glad to hear you & David are safe from this. I saw it on the news a day or two yesterday and I immediately thought of you, Kay from Musings and “Honolulu Aunty”. I’ve seen & read enough to know how dangerous even the ash is. When I move to the islands, I’m coming to Oahu!

  9. David Gascoigne Says:

    Is your air quality affected by winds bringing ash and other particulate matter?

  10. Linda Reeder Says:

    It amazes me when I think about how we live on a living planet. We usually forget that what’s stirring underground is always evolving.

  11. AC Says:

    As the pacific plate carries the islands north, new areas slide above the hot spot — very very very slowly. That is why you are safe.

  12. Christine Says:

    I pray for them

  13. Nancy Chan Says:

    Good to know that you and David are safe where you are. Hope the eruption will stop and no evacuation is needed.

  14. marmeladegypsy Says:

    I heard about this and wondered if it was anywhere near you. I’m glad it’s safe for you two.

  15. DeniseinVA Says:

    Thank you for the map showing its location. I have been reading about it since it first erupted. Good to know that your volcanoes on Maui will not erupt. I hope that everyone will be okay on the Big Island.

  16. DJan Says:

    I too hope it stops soon, and I also am glad to know you are safe.

  17. Iris Flavia Says:

    This is really very scary.
    I must make a “package” with all important documents to take in case of emergency.
    Certainly will not be a vulcano. Hope all goes well!!!

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