East Rift Zone Eruption Update, 21 June 2018.

Accessed on 21 June 2018, 2108 UTC, Post #17066.


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.  The report contains additional information about the Disaster Recovery Center at the Keaau High School Gym.  According to the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald”, Mayor Harry Kim has just left the Hilo Medical Center after being treated for a heart attack.

“A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense Message for Thursday, June 21 at 6:00 in the morning.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 continues to erupt with a full channel flowing to the ocean in one major entry. Fissures 6, 15 and 16 continue producing minor spattering. Trade winds are forcasted to return today pushing vog to the southwest.

As of yesterday 1015 people have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance either on line, by phone, or at the Disaster Recovery Center or DRC.  Additionally the Small Business Administration has handled 329 service requests from homeowners and/or businesses at the DRC. These are among the many resources that are 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.
  • The Hawai’i Dept. of Health is holding a Volcanic Ash and Vog Community Meetings today meeting at Waikoloa Elementary & Middle School Cafeteria beginning at 6 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