Kilauea Summit Explosion, 22 June 2018

Accessed on 23 June 2018, 0518 UTC, Post #17075.


Email message from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.


There’s been another explosion at the Kilauea Summit.  Here are the details from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency:

“A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense Message for Friday, June 22, at 7:00 PM for the area of Ka’u.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that an explosive eruption at Kilauea summit has occurred at 6:52 PM PM.  The resulting ash plume may affect the surrounding areas.  The wind may carry the ash plume to the southwest toward Wood Valley, Pahala and Ocean View.

  • The danger from this eruption is ash fallout.  The major response is to protect yourself from fallout.
  • If you are at home, stay indoors with the windows closed.  Turn on your radio and listen for updates from authorities.
  • If you are in your car, keep the windows closed.  Ash fallout may cause poor driving conditions, due to limited visibility and slippery driving conditions.  Drive with extreme caution, or pull over and park.
  • After the hazard has passed, do check your home, and especially your catchment system for any impact that may affect your water quality.


This is your Hawaii Civil Defense Agency”


Hawaii County Community Events for Saturday, 23 June 2018:

The Big Island Amateur Radio Club will participate in the 2018 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.

The Big Island Auto Club will hold its June Drag Racing events this Saturday and Sunday (23-24 June 2018) at the Hilo Drag Strip. Gates open at 7 a.m.  Adult admission is $5.00, while children 12 and under will cost $1.00.

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts