East Rift Zone Eruption Update, 13 July 2018


Accessed on 14 July 2018, 0445 UTC, Post #17208.

Source:

Email message from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

Comment:

Here’s 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 Friday, July 13 at 4:00 in the afternoon.
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 continues to erupt lava into the perched channel heading northeast from the vent toward Kapoho. At Kapoho Cone, the majority of the flow is heading south into the ocean at Ahalanui. A small lava island appeared offshore yesterday and was observed oozing lava this morning. Fissure 22 has no visible activity. The National Weather Service is forecasting increased rainfall with a chance of thunderstorms beginning after midnight, and continuing through the weekend.

The following policies remain in effect:

  • Do not access the active flow field due to extreme hazard. Be aware that spill overs of the flow channel and other breakouts are possible on the active flow field.
  • The ocean entry continues to produce a “laze” plume. Take precautions and stay out of the plume to avoid exposure to hydrochloric acid and glass particles, which can irritate the skin, eyes, and lungs.

On the weather:

  • The best place to be if lightning affects the area is indoors.
  • Be prepared for interruptions to utilities.

 

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

  • The Disaster Recovery Center, located at the Keaau High School Gym, is open daily from 8am to 6pm weekdays and 8am to 4pm on weekends. 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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Russ Roberts

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