East Rift Zone Eruption Update, 09 July 2018

Accessed on 10 July 2018, 0427 UTC, Post #17181.


Email message from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.


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

“A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense Message for Monday, July 9 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 north of Four Corners intersection.

There is no immediate threat at this time.  However residents in the Cinder Road area are advised to be prepared for voluntary evacuation if necessary.

The following policies remain in effect:
• Kapoho Beach Lots and Four Corners area 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 forecasts showery light trade wind conditions through tonight. Some areas will experience elevated SO2 levels. You are reminded to take actions by sheltering in place or leaving affected areas.

The Disaster Recovery Center is open daily from 8 AM to 6 PM weekdays, and 8 AM to 4 PM weekends. The Center is located at the Kea`au High School Gym. If you need a ride, buses run between the two shelters and the Disaster Recovery Center.

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