East Rift Zone Eruption Update, 22 June 2018

Accessed on 23 June 2018, 0427 UTC, Post #17074.


Email message from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.


Here is the current eruption and lava flow information from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency:

“A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense Message for Friday, June 22 at 4:00 in the afternoon.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 continues to erupt with a full channel flowing to the ocean at Kapoho.  Currently, there is no immediate threat, but persons near the active flow should heed warnings from Civil Defense. Trade winds are pushing vog to the southwest.

You may monitor vog and air quality conditions online using the Hawaii Interagency Vog Information Dashboard, linked on the Civil Defense website. (vog.ivhhn.org/)

Many resources are available to individuals, homeowner, renters, businesses, and nonprofits, who were affected by the Kilauea eruption disaster.

  • The Disaster Recover Center is a one-stop shop where you can go to register for disaster assistance and get help from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Small Business Administration, State and County government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.
  • The Disaster Recovery Center is open daily from 8am to 8pm, and is located at the Keaau High School Gym.
  • If you need a ride, buses run between the two shelters and the Disaster Recovery Center between 7:30 am and 9:00 pm.
  • To learn more about disaster assistance from FEMA, please visit www.disasterassistance.gov.

Free medical, dental and eye care will be available today, June 22 and tomorrowJune 23 at “Tropic Care 2018” at Kea’au High School between 8am and 5pm. Tropic Care will also hold a free legal clinic tomorrow from 9 am to 2:30 pm. Tropic Care is open to everyone, regardless of whether or not they are affected by the Kilauea eruption.

We are on watch 24-hours a day for your safety.”

Hawaii County Community Events for Saturday, 23 June 2018:

The Big Island Auto Club will hold its June Bracket Racing events this Saturday and Sunday (23-24 June 2018) at the Hilo Drag Strip.  Admission is $5.00 for adults and $1.00 for children 12 and under.  Gates open at 7 a.m.  Racing will continue on Sunday with a continuation of the Bracket Racing competition.

The Big Island Amateur Radio Club will participate in the ARRL Field Day Emergency Communications Exercise this Saturday (23 June 2018), beginning at 8 a.m. at Hilo’s Reed’s Bay Hotel.  The event is free and open to the public.

For the latest Hawaii Island, West Hawaii, Hawaii State, and local sports news, please check the blog sidebar and links.  These news stories are updated daily. Thanks for joining us today.

Until next time,

Russ Roberts