Seismicity continued to be slightly elevated; deformation patterns may suggest slowed inflation over the past month.
Monitoring data through the month of December 2014:
Seismicity: Seismicity at Mauna Loa remains elevated in several parts of the volcano. Earthquake rates on the Upper Southwest Rift Zone (Sulfur Cone) remain elevated, with rates similar to that seen in previous months. Seismicity rates in the Mokuʻāweoweo Crater remains elevated, though lower than last month, with approximately 15 very small events in the past month at shallow (