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In pictures: Mauna Loa's spectacular eruption

Lava fountains and flows illuminate the area during the Mauna Loa volcano eruption in Hawaii, November 30, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

Lava fountains and flows illuminate the area during the Mauna Loa volcano eruption in Hawaii, November 30, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

Lava fountains and flows illuminate the area during the Mauna Loa volcano eruption in Hawaii, November 30, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura
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Aerial photo captured during an overflight of the Northeast Rift Zone eruption of Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii, November 28, 2022.  USGS/Civil Air Patrol/Handout via REUTERS

Aerial photo captured during an overflight of the Northeast Rift Zone eruption of Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii, November 28, 2022.  USGS/Civil Air Patrol/Handout via REUTERS

Aerial photo captured during an overflight of the Northeast Rift Zone eruption of Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii, November 28, 2022.  USGS/Civil Air Patrol/Handout via REUTERS
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Lava fountains and flows illuminate the area during the Mauna Loa volcano eruption in Hawaii, November 30, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

Lava fountains and flows illuminate the area during the Mauna Loa volcano eruption in Hawaii, November 30, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

Lava fountains and flows illuminate the area during the Mauna Loa volcano eruption in Hawaii, November 30, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura
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Aerial photo captured during an overflight of the Northeast Rift Zone eruption of Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii, November 28, 2022.  USGS/Civil Air Patrol/Handout via REUTERS

Aerial photo captured during an overflight of the Northeast Rift Zone eruption of Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii, November 28, 2022.  USGS/Civil Air Patrol/Handout via REUTERS

Aerial photo captured during an overflight of the Northeast Rift Zone eruption of Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii, November 28, 2022.  USGS/Civil Air Patrol/Handout via REUTERS
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Elijah, 10, uses binoculars to observe the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, December 1, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

Elijah, 10, uses binoculars to observe the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, December 1, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

Elijah, 10, uses binoculars to observe the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, December 1, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura
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Lava fountains and flows illuminate the area during the Mauna Loa volcano eruption in Hawaii, November 30, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

Lava fountains and flows illuminate the area during the Mauna Loa volcano eruption in Hawaii, November 30, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

Lava fountains and flows illuminate the area during the Mauna Loa volcano eruption in Hawaii, November 30, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura
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People sit in chairs while observing the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, December 1, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

People sit in chairs while observing the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, December 1, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

People sit in chairs while observing the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, December 1, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura
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Lava fountains are seen during an overflight at Fissure 3 of the Northeast Rift Zone on the Mauna Loa volcano eruption in Hawaii, November 30, 2022.    USGS/Handout via REUTERS

Lava fountains are seen during an overflight at Fissure 3 of the Northeast Rift Zone on the Mauna Loa volcano eruption in Hawaii, November 30, 2022.    USGS/Handout via REUTERS

Lava fountains are seen during an overflight at Fissure 3 of the Northeast Rift Zone on the Mauna Loa volcano eruption in Hawaii, November 30, 2022.    USGS/Handout via REUTERS
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Lava fountains and flows illuminate the area during the Mauna Loa volcano eruption in Hawaii, November 30, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

Lava fountains and flows illuminate the area during the Mauna Loa volcano eruption in Hawaii, November 30, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

Lava fountains and flows illuminate the area during the Mauna Loa volcano eruption in Hawaii, November 30, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura
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Smoke rises during the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, December 1, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

Smoke rises during the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, December 1, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

Smoke rises during the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, December 1, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura
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People gather to observe the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, December 1, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

People gather to observe the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, December 1, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

People gather to observe the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, December 1, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura
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A person uses binoculars to take a photo with a smartphone during the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, December 1, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

A person uses binoculars to take a photo with a smartphone during the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, December 1, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

A person uses binoculars to take a photo with a smartphone during the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, December 1, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura
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People gather to observe the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, December 1, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

People gather to observe the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, December 1, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

People gather to observe the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, December 1, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura
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Lava fountains and flows illuminate the area during the Mauna Loa volcano eruption in Hawaii, December 1, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

Lava fountains and flows illuminate the area during the Mauna Loa volcano eruption in Hawaii, December 1, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

Lava fountains and flows illuminate the area during the Mauna Loa volcano eruption in Hawaii, December 1, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura
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Lava fountains at Fissure 3 of the Northeast Rift Zone on the Mauna Loa volcano eruption in Hawaii,  November 30, 2022.  USGS/Handout via REUTERS

Lava fountains at Fissure 3 of the Northeast Rift Zone on the Mauna Loa volcano eruption in Hawaii, November 30, 2022.  USGS/Handout via REUTERS

Lava fountains at Fissure 3 of the Northeast Rift Zone on the Mauna Loa volcano eruption in Hawaii, November 30, 2022.  USGS/Handout via REUTERS
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Elijah, Michelle Bolanos, Kim Ciarleglio, Stella, and Isaiah sit on a picnic sheet to observe the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, December 1, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

Elijah, Michelle Bolanos, Kim Ciarleglio, Stella, and Isaiah sit on a picnic sheet to observe the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, December 1, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

Elijah, Michelle Bolanos, Kim Ciarleglio, Stella, and Isaiah sit on a picnic sheet to observe the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, December 1, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura
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Lava fountains and flows illuminate the area during the Mauna Loa volcano eruption in Hawaii, November 30, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

Lava fountains and flows illuminate the area during the Mauna Loa volcano eruption in Hawaii, November 30, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

Lava fountains and flows illuminate the area during the Mauna Loa volcano eruption in Hawaii, November 30, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura
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Local artist Kaiili Kaulukukui paints the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, November 30, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

Local artist Kaiili Kaulukukui paints the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, November 30, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

Local artist Kaiili Kaulukukui paints the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, November 30, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura
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Lava fountains and flows illuminate the area during the Mauna Loa volcano eruption in Hawaii, November 30, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

Lava fountains and flows illuminate the area during the Mauna Loa volcano eruption in Hawaii, November 30, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

Lava fountains and flows illuminate the area during the Mauna Loa volcano eruption in Hawaii, November 30, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura
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People gather to observe the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, November 30, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

People gather to observe the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, November 30, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

People gather to observe the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, November 30, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura
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Lora, 7, and her brother Silas, 9, sit in the back of their parents' car to watch the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, November 30, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

Lora, 7, and her brother Silas, 9, sit in the back of their parents' car to watch the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, November 30, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

Lora, 7, and her brother Silas, 9, sit in the back of their parents' car to watch the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, November 30, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura
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Aerial view of fissure 3 fountains of lava erupting on the Northeast Rift Zone summit of Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii, November 29, 2022.  USGS/M. Patrick/Handout via REUTERS

Aerial view of fissure 3 fountains of lava erupting on the Northeast Rift Zone summit of Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii, November 29, 2022.  USGS/M. Patrick/Handout via REUTERS

Aerial view of fissure 3 fountains of lava erupting on the Northeast Rift Zone summit of Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii, November 29, 2022.  USGS/M. Patrick/Handout via REUTERS
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Local residents Charlie Sandefur and Andrea Tomich sit in the back of their car to watch the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, November 30, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

Local residents Charlie Sandefur and Andrea Tomich sit in the back of their car to watch the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, November 30, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

Local residents Charlie Sandefur and Andrea Tomich sit in the back of their car to watch the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, November 30, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura
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A view from Saddle Road of lava flowing from the Northeast Rift Zone downslope after the eruption of Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii, November 29, 2022.  USGS/Handout via REUTERS

A view from Saddle Road of lava flowing from the Northeast Rift Zone downslope after the eruption of Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii, November 29, 2022.  USGS/Handout via REUTERS

A view from Saddle Road of lava flowing from the Northeast Rift Zone downslope after the eruption of Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii, November 29, 2022.  USGS/Handout via REUTERS
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People gather to observe the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, November 30, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

People gather to observe the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, November 30, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

People gather to observe the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, November 30, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura
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Local resident Meghann Decker sets up a camera and uses binoculars to observe the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano with her two dogs in Hawaii, December 1, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

Local resident Meghann Decker sets up a camera and uses binoculars to observe the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano with her two dogs in Hawaii, December 1, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

Local resident Meghann Decker sets up a camera and uses binoculars to observe the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano with her two dogs in Hawaii, December 1, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura
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People gather to observe the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, December 1, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

People gather to observe the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, December 1, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

People gather to observe the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, December 1, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura
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People gather to observe the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, December 1, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

People gather to observe the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, December 1, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

People gather to observe the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, December 1, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura
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People gather to observe the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, December 1, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

People gather to observe the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, December 1, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura

People gather to observe the eruption of the Mauna Loa Volcano in Hawaii, December 1, 2022.  REUTERS/Go Nakamura
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Volcanic gases and fine volcanic ash and Pele's hair rises in a near vertical plume at Fissure 3 of the Northeast Rift Zone on the Mauna Loa volcano eruption in Hawaii, November 30, 2022. 
 USGS/Handout via REUTERS

Volcanic gases and fine volcanic ash and Pele's hair rises in a near vertical plume at Fissure 3 of the Northeast Rift Zone on the Mauna Loa volcano eruption in Hawaii, November 30, 2022. USGS/Handout via REUTERS

Volcanic gases and fine volcanic ash and Pele's hair rises in a near vertical plume at Fissure 3 of the Northeast Rift Zone on the Mauna Loa volcano eruption in Hawaii, November 30, 2022. USGS/Handout via REUTERS
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