East Rift Zone Eruption Update, 06 July 2018

Accessed on 07 July 2018, 0416 UTC, Post #17161.


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.  The report contains updated highway access to lower Puna, as well as more information on the Disaster Recovery Center at the Keaau High School gym.

“A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense Message for Friday, July 6 at 4:00 in the afternoon.

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 continues to expand into Kapoho Beach Lots and the Four Corners intersection.

The following policies remain in effect:

• Four Corners and Kapoho Beach Lots are closed to any access.

• Be aware that spill overs of the channel and other breakouts are possible on the active flow field, do not access the active flow field due to extreme hazard.

The National Weather Service report potential thunderstorms this evening and tomorrow for lower Puna. Due to the potential thunderstorms, the following advisories are issued:

• Be aware of lightning; the best place to be is indoors.

• Expect possible interruptions in your utility services.

• Be on the alert for malfunctioning traffic signals. Please

treat flashing traffic lights as a four-way stop.

Hawaii Police Department reports one lane of Highway 11 remains closed at the 30 mile marker near Volcano Golf Course subdivision due to a large sink hole. An assessment will be performed to determine the status of the road.

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

Starting Saturday, The Disaster Recovery Center will be open daily from 8am to 4pm weekends, and 8AM to 6PM weekdays. The Center is located at the Keaau High School Gym. If you need a ride, buses run between the two shelters and the Disaster Recovery Center.

For more resources to help you recover from this disaster, please visit the county


Additionally, the Salvation Army is operating a distribution center at the Pahoa Community Center on TuesdayThursday, and Saturday from 9AM to 12PM and 2PM to 5pm. If you have items you wish to donate, please coordinate with the Salvation Army at (808) 756-0306.

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

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

For the latest Hawaii Island, West Hawaii, Hawaii State, and local sports news, please check the blog sidebar and links.  These news feeds are updated daily. Thanks for joining us today.

Until next time,

Russ Roberts

https://hawaiinewsdigest.net (Hawaii News Digest)

https://hawaiinewsdigest.com (Hawaii News Headlines)

https://hawaiiinternationalnews.blogspot.com (World News)

https://hawaiisciencedigest.com (Hawaii Science Digest)