East Rift Zone Eruption Update, Monday, 28 May 2018

Accessed on 28 May 2018, 1426 UTC, Post #16896.


Email from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.


Here’s the latest eruption and lava flow report from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency:

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

11:39 PM (4 hours ago)

to kh6jrm

A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense Message for Sunday, May 27 at 11 in the evening.

At approximately 7:00 p.m. on Sunday evening, a large perched lava pond created by lava flow from Fissure 7 apparently breached, creating a fast moving lava flow that ran down Leilani Avenue and Luana Street in Leilani Estates.  The flow is now moving slowly toward the Northeast

Due to this flow, the following is provided for your information:

  • HELCO customers in the lower Puna area, especially Kapoho, may experience extended power interruptions.
  • Department of Water Supply customers along Highway 132, between Lava Tree State Park and Halekamahina Road, may have their water service interrupted.
  • Residents in the area are advised to stay informed and be prepared to evacuate with little or no notice.


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