East Rift Zone Eruption Update, 28 June 2018

Accessed on 29 June 2018, 0437 UTC, Post #17108.


Email from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.


Here’s the latest 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 Thursday, June 28 at 4:30 in the afternoon.


Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 continues to be very active and is feeding a lava channel with a broad ocean entry along the Kapoho shoreline. Fresh lava is also oozing at Kapoho Beach Lots. Gas emissions from the fissure eruption and laze at the ocean entry continue to be very high.


Due to volcanic activity, the following polices are in effect:


  • Due to active lava near houses in Kapoho, access by residents is not allowed.
  • Due to frequent earthquakes, residents in the Volcano area are advised to monitor utility connections of gas, electricity, and water after earthquakes.
  • Under Emergency Provisions, any looting or vandalism during an emergency is treated as a felony.
  • The Hawaii Police Department is enforcing the Federal Aviation Administration’s Temporary Flight Restriction for the lower Puna area. No aircraft or drone activity is allowed within the Temporary Flight Restriction.


Disaster assistance is available island-wide to individuals and businesses in Hawaii County that have been affected by the Kilauea eruption.

  • 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.
  • Representatives from FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and State and County agencies are available at the Disaster Recovery Center to assist you.
  • For more resources to help you recover from this disaster, please visit the Civil Defense website (http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/lava-related/)


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