Satellite Imagery Captures Mauna Loa Eruption

The Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii began erupting just before midnight on Sunday, November 27, according to the USGS Volcanoes.

NOAA Satellites released this imagery and said it showed the heat signature and sulfur dioxide released when the volcano erupted.

The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency said that though there were reports of lava overflowing from the Mauna Loa caldera, there was no threat to populated areas on Monday and no evacuation orders were in place.

The National Weather Service issued an ash fall advisory for portions of the Big Island of Hawaii on Monday. Credit: NOAA Satellites via Storyful

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