East Rift Zone Eruption Update, 10 July 2018

Accessed on 11 July 2018, 0438 UTC, Post #17187.


Email from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.


Here’s the current 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 Tuesday, July 10 at 4:00 in the afternoon.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 continues to erupt lava steadily into the perched channel leading northeastward from the vent. An overflow lobe moving around the west side of Kapoho Cone remains active and small brushfires are reported along the margins. Lava appears to be reoccupying the channel leading to the ocean entry where multiple fingers of lava are active.

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.
• There is no immediate threat at this time, persons in areas of active flows are reminded to be on alert and prepared for changes and plan for possible evacuation.

There will be an Eruption Update meeting tonight at 5 p.m. at the Pahoa High School cafeteria.

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.

The Salvation Army continues to operate a distribution center at the Pahoa Community Center on TuesdayThursday, and Saturday from 8:30 AM to 10:30AM. 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