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Chancellor’s response to Mauna Loa eruption, Nov. 28

November 28, 2022


As many of you are aware, Mauna Loa erupted last night just before midnight. At this time lava flows are not threatening any downslope communities and all indications are that the eruption will remain in the Northeast Rift Zone.

The University of Hawai‘i at Hilo and Hawai‘i Community College are closely monitoring the ongoing Mauna Loa activity and formulating contingency plans to address situations that may arise.

We recognize that we are in a critical phase of the academic year with finals and commencement coming up. And we recognize the highest priority of health, safety and ‘ohana. At this time classes are continuing as scheduled.

We will update the campus if the situation changes.

In addition, please keep yourself informed by listening to the latest Civil Defense messages and following their instructions, and by visiting the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory page.


Bonnie Irwin


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