East Rift Zone Eruption Update, 02 June 2018


Accessed on 03 June 2018, 0601 UTC, Post #16939.

Source:  Hawaii County Civil Defense Active Alerts for June 2, 2018.

http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/active-alerts/east-rift-zone-eruption-sat-060218-6pm-update-4.html

Lava has crossed Highway 132 and covered the area known as “Four Corners”, effectively isolating residents of Kapoho Beach Lots and Vacationland.  Here’s the current assessment from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency:

East Rift Zone Eruption: SAT, 06/02/18, 6PM – Update 4

This is a Civil Defense Message for Saturday, June 2 at 6:00 in the evening.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that vigorous lava eruptions continue throughout the lower East Rift Zone in Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens. Fissure 8 is feeding a large channelized flow traveling along Highway 132, the Pahoa-Kapoho Road.

Lava has crossed Government Beach Road and Highway 137, and inundated the Four Corners intersection. The flow is moving downslope toward the ocean into Kapoho Beach Lots.

Due to lava crossing Highway 137, the following policies are in effect:

  • There is no access to Kapoho, Vacationland, Highway 132, and Highway 137.

On roadways:

  • Government Beach Road, between Kahakai Boulevard and Cinder Road, is open to Waa Waa and Papaya Farms Road residents only with official credentials. There is no curfew.

Volcanic gas emissions remain high at the Kilauea summit and in the fissure system. Residents in communities downwind should take action to limit exposure to gas and ash. On the coast, be aware of laze gas from the ocean entry.

Stay alert to warnings from Civil Defense officials and be prepared to evacuate with little notice.

Shelters at Pahoa Community Center and Kea’au Armory are open and pet friendly.

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

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.