East Rift Zone Eruption Update, 01 July 2018

Accessed on 01 July 2018, 0004 UTC, Post #17127.


Email message from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

Here’s the current eruption and lava flow update from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

“A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

CIVIL DEFENSE AGENCY                                                                                              DATE: July 1, 2018

MEDIA UPDATE                                                                                                           TIME: 6:00 AM

                                                                                                                                     UPDATE: #1


Incident: East Rift Zone Eruption


This is a Civil Defense Message for Sunday, July 1 at 6:00 in the morning.


Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 continues to be very active and is feeding a lava channel to the ocean at Kapoho. The flow is producing a broad ocean entry along the shoreline, and is also oozing fresh lava at Kapoho Beach Lots. Fissure 22 is also active and producing a short flow.  Gas emissions from the fissure eruption and laze at the ocean entry continue to be very high. The National Weather Service reports trade winds will push vog to the south and west side of the island.


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.


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

  • You can register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (also referred to as FEMA) in-person by visiting the Disaster Recovery Center, by calling 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA), or online at disasterassistance.gov
  • 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 will resume running between the two shelters and the Disaster Recovery Center between 7:30 am and 9:00 pm.
  • For more resources to help you recover from this disaster, please visit the county website. (http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/lava-related/)


The emergency alert warning sirens will be tested on July 2Monday at 11:45 am.  This is the normal monthly test of the emergency alert warning sirens.

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