East Rift Zone Eruption Update, 21 May 2018


Accessed on 21 May 2018, 1534 UTC, Post #16854.

Source:

Email from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

Comment:

Another explosion has shaken the Kilauea summit.  Here’s the update from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency:

A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense Message for Monday, May 21 at 1:45 AM, for the area of Kau.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that an explosive eruption at Kilauea summit has occurred at 00:55 AM.  The resulting ash plume may affect the surrounding areas.  The wind may carry the ash plume to the southwest toward Wood Valley, Pahala, Naalehu and Waiohinu.

  • The danger from this eruption is ash fallout.  The major response is to protect yourself from fallout.
  • If you are at home, stay indoors with the windows closed.  Turn on your radio and listen for updates from authorities.
  • If you are in your car, keep the windows closed.  Ash fallout may cause poor driving conditions, due to limited visibility and slippery driving conditions.  Drive with extreme caution, or pull over and park.
  • After the hazard has passed, do check your home, and especially your catchment system for any impact that may affect your water quality.

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