East Rift Zone Eruption Update, Thursday evening, 24 May 2018

Accessed on 25 May 2018, 0444 UTC, Post #16876.


Email from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

Here’s the latest eruption and lava flow update from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

COUNTY OF HAWAII email@blackboard.com via yahoo.com 

6:32 PM (8 minutes ago)

to kh6jrm

A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense Message for Thursday, May 24 at 6:30 in the evening.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that an ash eruption at the Kilauea summit occurred at about 6:00 PM.  The resulting ash plume reached 10,000 feet high and may affect the surrounding areas.  The wind may carry ash to the southwest toward the Pahala area.

Due to the volcanic activity, the following is provided for your awareness:

  • If you are at home, stay indoors with the windows closed.  If you are outside, seek cover.
  • 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.

We are on watch 24-hours a day for your safety.

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts