(BIVN) -The Mauna Loa volcano did not erupt and remained at the warning level.
The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaii Volcano Observatory wrote in its weekly update: “The deformation and seismic activity rate at the top of the mountain is still rising and higher than the long-term background level.” “Other Mauna Loa volcano monitoring data streams are not. Show any obvious changes or patterns, which indicates that the danger of the volcano has increased at this time.”
An earthquake swarm was discovered on the northwest side of Mauna Loa volcano this week. Scientists counted 172 earthquakes 3.5 to 5 miles below the surface of the area from March 29 to 31
The inclinometer near the summit of Mauna Loa measured small changes in inclination while clustering the sides. The slope change coincided with the contraction of the entire mountain top, and it stabilized thereafter. The contraction is likely to be a short-term shift in the long-term pattern of peak inflation since 2015, which is consistent with the supply of magma in the shallow storage system of the volcano.
Scientists say the seismometer recorded a total of 245 small earthquakes below Monaroa this week. Almost all volcanic rocks are less than grade 3, and are concentrated on the top of the volcano and below the high-altitude side of the volcano, and the depth is about 5 miles below the ground.
USGS HVO wrote: “The gas concentration (0 ppm SO2) and fumarole temperature (below 100 degrees Celsius or 212 degrees Fahrenheit) on the sulfur cones in the mountain top and southwest rift zone remained stable.” “In the past week, the network The camera’s display did not show that the volcanic landscape of Mauna Loa has not changed.”
Monaloa is the largest active volcano on the planet and has erupted 33 times since 1843. Monaloa volcano last erupted in 1984.