East Rift Zone Eruption update, 18 June 2018

Accessed on 19 June 2018, 0421 UTC, Post #17048.


Email message from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

Here’s the latest eruption and lava flow update from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.  Included in this report is more information about the Disaster Recovery Center at the Keaau High School Gym and additional warnings about air quality as Kilauea volcano continues to push out ash and plumes.

“A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense Message for Monday, June 18 at 6:00 in the evening.

Fissure 8 continues to erupt with a full channel and one major ocean entry at Kapoho.  HVO continues to monitor three other fissures that are weakly active. There is no immediate threat at this time.

The National Weather Service reports that Tuesday through Thursday northwest winds are expected to push vog into the saddle and interior areas of the Big Island. Trade winds are predicted to return on Friday.

Numerous resources continue to be available to residents of Hawai‘i County who suffered damage or losses from the Kilauea volcanic eruption and recent earthquakes. As of this afternoon 817 people have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance either on line or at the Disaster Recovery Center or DRC.

  • The DRC, is open daily from 8am to 8pm, and is located at the Keaau High School Gym.
  • Tropic Care 2018 continues Tuesday and Wednesday with free medical, dental and eye care at Kea’au High School from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Additional screening days are scheduled for the coming weeks.
  • There will be a community meeting at the Pahoa High School Cafeteria tomorrow at 5 p.m. An American Sign Language interpreter will be on hand.

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