East Rift Zone Eruption Update, 07 July 2018

Accessed on 07 July 2018, 2151 UTC, Post #17167.


Email from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.


Here is the current 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 Saturday, July 7 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 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 forecast heavy rains and possible thunderstorms for the eastern half of the island from Hamakua to Kau.  The safest place to be if lightning impacts the area is indoors.  Be prepared for interruption of utilities.

State Highway crews have completed repairs to Highway 11 at the 30 mile. Hawaii Police Department reports both lanes are now open. 

Starting today, 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.

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.”

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts