East Rift Zone Eruption Update, 14 July 2018


Accessed on 15 July 2018, 0543 UTC, Post #17215.

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Email message 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 Saturday, July 14 at 6:00 in the evening.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 continues to erupt lava into the perched channel heading northeast from the vent toward Kapoho.  Heavy rain and thunderstorms are possible this evening in Kona and the Puna District.

The following policies remain in effect:

  • Be aware that spill overs of the flow channel and other breakouts are possible on the active flow field, do not access the active flow field due to extreme hazard.
  • Remain alert for changing weather conditions and possible flooding conditions.

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 is open daily from 8am to 6pm weekdays and 8am to 4pm weekends, and is located at the Keaau High School Gym. If you need a ride, buses run between the two shelters and the Disaster Recovery Center.
  • Placards will be available on Monday at the Civil Defense office located at 920 Ululani Street in Hilo.

We are on watch 24-hours a day for your safety.

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.”


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