East Rift Zone Eruption Update, 07 June 2018

Accessed on 08 June 2018, 0445 UTC, Post #6974.


Email message from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.


Advancing lava flows are covering what’s left of the Kapoho Beach Lots and Vacationland subdivisions.  A widening lava delta is forming on top of what was once Kapoho Bay.  Here’s the current assessment from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

“A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense Message for Thursday, June 7 at 6:00 in the evening.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports fissure 8 is very active and producing a large channelized flow that has filled in Kapoho Bay. The lava delta is 1.2 miles wide in the Vacationland area and the flow is expanding northward through Kapoho Beach Lots. The ocean entry is sending a large laze plume into the air along the coastline.

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

  • The mandatory evacuation order continues for Leilani Estates, Pomaikai Street and to the east.
  • The curfew has been lifted west of Pomaikai. Access is for residents with official credentials only.
  • If you have been displaced, please fill out a Universal Intake Form at the Recovery Information and Assistance Center (RIAC) at the Pahoa Community Center, Monday thru Friday9 a.m to 3 p.m. This allows you to register as a disaster survivor so you can apply to receive assistance.

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