Kilauea eruption and earthquake update, Saturday, 05 May 2018

Accessed on 06 May 2018, 0305 UTC, Post #16754.



Although the eight separate fissures that erupted in the Leilani Estates subdivision appear to have gone “quiet”, Hawaii County officials believe it’s too early to call the lava intrusion over.  Hawaii County Civil Defense Administrator Talmadge magno tells the “Honolulu Star Advertiser” that  officials are considering the possibility of letting some Leilani Estates resident to return to their homes temporarily “to take care of animals…” and “to get important documents.”

Hawaii County Managing Director Will Okabe adds that a temporary return to abandoned homes will depend on wind direction and the presence of toxic sulfur dioxide gases in the subdivision.

Please stay aware and safe during this unsettling time.  The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency will provide updates on Hawaii radio stations and through social media.

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Thanks for joining us today.

Until next time,

Russ Roberts (Hawaii News Digest) (Hawaii News Headlines) (World News) (Hawaii Science Digest)