East Rift Zone Eruption Update, 19 June 2018

Accessed on 20 June 2018, 0143 UTC, Post #17052.


Email message from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.


Here’s the current eruption and lava flow assessment from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.  Included in this report is a National Weather Service vog and ash projection and more information about the Disaster Recovery Center at the Keaau High School Gym.

“A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense Message for Tuesday, June 19 at 12:00 noon.

Fissure 8 continues to erupt with a full channel flowing to the ocean with two ocean entries. Hawaiian Volcano Observatory also reports little splatter from Fissure 6.

The National Weather Service reports that after nightfall today, winds will push volcanic emissions into the interior of the Big Island, including over Hilo, northern parts of the island and wrapping around to the west.  SO2 and Pele’s Hair may become an issue in Pahoa and possibly into the Hawaiian Acres area. Trade winds are expected to build by Thursday.

As of today 894 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 one of many resources that continue to be available to residents of Hawai‘i County who suffered damage or losses from the Kilauea volcanic eruption and recent earthquakes

  • The DRC, is open daily from 8am to 8pm, and is located at the Keaau High School Gym.
  • Tonight’s regularly scheduled community meeting at the Pahoa High School Cafeteria at 5 p.m. will include representatives from the Small Business Administration and FEMA.  An American Sign Language interpreter will be on hand.
  • The Hawai’i Dept. of Health will be holding Volcanic Ash and Vog Community Meetings tomorrow and on Thursday.
  • Wednesday’s is at Konawena Elementary School in Kealakekua beginning at 5 p.m.
  • Thursday’s is at Waikaloa Elementary & Middle School Cafeteria beginning at 6 p.m.
  • Tropic Care 2018 continues today and tomorrow with free medical, dental and eye care at Kea’au High School from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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