Halemaumau Gas Explosion, 03 July 2018


Accessed on 03 July 2018, 1440 UTC, Post #17140.

Source:

Email message from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

Comment:

The Halemaumau Crater remains a very active place.  Here’s the current update from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

“A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense message for Tuesday, July 3 at 2:45 in the morning.

Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory reports a gas explosion with energy equal to a 5.3 magnitude earthquake has occurred at Halemaumau Crater at 2:17 AM.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports there is no Tsunami Threat to the Island of Hawaii.

Due to the volcanic activity, the following is provided for your awareness:

  • Residents in the area affected by earthquakes are advised to monitor utility connections of gas, electricity, and water after earthquakes.
  • When driving be on the lookout for cracks in roadways.
  • If ash is observed stay indoors or seek cover.

Again, there is No Tsunami Threat to the island of Hawaii.

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

This is your Hawai’i County Civil Defense Agency.”


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Russ Roberts

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