Seismicity continued to be slightly elevated; deformation patterns suggest continuing inflation over the past month.
Monitoring data through the month of January 2015:
Seismicity: Seismicity at Mauna Loa remains elevated in several parts of the volcano. Earthquake rates on the Upper Southwest Rift Zone (Sulfur Cone) and Mokuʻāweoweo Caldera remain elevated, with rates similar to that seen in previous months. Though there were no swarms on the west flank of Mauna Loa, earthquake rates remained above background with approximately 20 earthquakes occurring in the past month. …