Mauna Loa summit/backcountry closed due to elevated seismic activity
Due to elevated seismic activity on Mauna Loa, the Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is closing the Mauna Loa summit backcountry until further notice.
Mauna Loa Road and the Mauna Loa Lookout at 6,662 feet elevation will remain open to the public.
Mauna Loa is not erupting. The volcanic alert level remains at advisory, and the aviation color code remains at yellow, according to the US Geological Survey. The closure is out of an abundance of a caution, the park news release said.
The US Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists will notify the park if conditions change.
For more information, refer to HVO’s latest Status Report.