Kilauea Summit Collapse/Explosion, 22 June 2018

Accessed on 24 June 2018, 0522 UTC, Post #17079.


Email message from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.


There has been another explosion and collapse at the Kilauea Summit.  Here’s the report from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

“A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense message for Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 4:45 p.m.

The Hawaii Volcano Observatory reports that a collapse/explosion event occurred at approximately 4:34 p.m. The energy released from the event is equivalent to a magnitude 5.3 on the Richter scale and did NOT cause a tsunami.

The event resulted in a small ash plume that may affect the surrounding areas.

Repeat, there is NO tsunami threat.

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

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.”

Another day of drag racing is set for Sunday, 24 June 2018, at the Hilo Drag Strip. Gates open at 7 a.m.  The Big Island Auto Club-hosted event drew a nice number of cars and trucks for a full day of competition on Saturday.

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts