Halemaumau Collapse/Explosion Update, 13 July 2018

Accessed on 14 July 2018, 0528 UTC, Post #17209.


Email message from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.


There’s been another explosion and collapse incident at the Halemaumau Crater near the Kilauea summit.  Here’s the full report from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency:

“A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense message for Friday, July 13 at 7:15 in the evening.

Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory reports a collapse/explosive event with energy equal to a 5.2 magnitude earthquake has occurred at Halemaumau Crater at 7:08 PM.

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.
  • Motorists be on the lookout for cracks in roadways.
  • If ash is observed, seek cover and stay indoors.

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