Halemaumau Collapse/Explosion, 08 July 2018

Accessed on 08 July 2018, 1514 UTC, Post # 17172.


Email message from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

Another explosion has rumbled through the Halemaumau Crater near the Kilauea Summit.  Here’s the update from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

“A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense message for Sunday, July 8 at 3:15 in the afternoon.

Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory reports a collapse/explosive event with energy equal to a 5.4 magnitude earthquake has occurred at Halemaumau Crater at 2:55 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 Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.”

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts