By Hawaiian Volcano Observatory | Sunday, November 12, 2023, 12:05 a.m.
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Plot showing the distance between two GPS stations on Mauna Loa from February 2022 to November 2023. Station MOKP is on the north side of Mokuʻaweoweo and station MLES is east of Mokuʻaweoweo. This plot shows how the distance between these two stations increased before the 2022 Mauna Loa eruption, indicating that the volcano was inflating. In the months following the 2022 eruption, the deformation rates have slowly declined, though they remain relatively high. (Hawaiian Volcano Observatory/courtesy photo)
Map showing the locations of earthquakes beneath Mauna Loa between Oct. 31, 2023 and Nov. 9, 2023. The earthquake colors indicate their depth. Most earthquakes have occurred at depths of 40–60 km (25–37 mi) beneath Mokuʻaweoweo, though some have occurred at shallower depths within 16 km (10 mi) of the ground surface. (Hawaiian Volcano Observatory/courtesy photo)