Kilauea Steam Explosion, Thursday, 17 May 2018

Accessed on 17 May 2018, 1545 UTC, Post #16831.


Email from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.


Here’s the current status of the Kilauea volcano steam explosion:

A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense Message for May 17 at 5:00AM.  Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that an Explosive  Eruption at Kilauea’s Summit has occurred.  The resulting ash plume will cover the surrounding area.  The wind will carry the plume toward the southeast.  You should shelter in place if you are in the path of the ash plume.  Driving conditions may be dangerous so if you are driving pull off the road and wait until visibility improves.

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