The USGS’s official website provides access to a webcam located at Mauna Low, which provides footage from Saturday, November 27, leading up to the eruption on Sunday, November 28.
The live cam is located on Mokuweoweo’s north rim and shows how the volcano began emitting steam on Saturday before erupting on Sunday.
The eruption of Mauna Loa on Hawaii’s Big Island is the first of its kind in nearly 40 years. The last eruption of the volcano occurred in 1984.
According to a USGS update, the eruption began around 11:30 p.m. HST on Sunday and is currently limited to the summit.
According to the National Weather Service in Honolulu, “people with respiratory illnesses should stay indoors to avoid inhaling the ash particles, and anyone outside should cover their mouth and nose with a mask or cloth.”
Residents and vulnerable people were advised to stay indoors at the time of publication because ash was expected to fall from the volcano.
According to the most recent updates, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency received reports of overflowing lava from the local observatory.