East Rift Zone Eruption Update, 13 June 2018

Accessed on 13 June 2018, 0320 UTC, Post #17013.


Email from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.


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

“A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense Message for Wednesday, June 13 at 12:30 in the afternoon.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the eruption continues in the lower East Rift Zone. Fissure 8 continues to produce a large channelized flow that is entering the ocean at Kapoho Bay and producing a large laze plume. The National Weather Service reports slow winds will bring vog inland and to the south, wrapping around to the Kona area.  The heavy vog conditions are expected to stay this way until the early part of next week.

Due to volcanic and air quality conditions, the following guidance is given:

  • The Department of Health recommends limiting outside activities and staying indoors if you have breathing issues.
  • You can monitor the latest air quality measurements through the University of Hawaii’s Vog Measurement and Prediction Project, linked on our Civil Defense website.
  • A community meeting on volcanic ash and vog will be held at 5:30 p.m. this Thursday at the Ocean View Community Center.

The shelter at Pahoa Community Center is open and pet-friendly. The Keaau Armory shelter has reached capacity.

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