Halemaumau Collapse/Explosion Event, 15 July 2018

Accessed on 15 July 2018, 1509 UTC, Post #17219.


Email message from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.


There has been another explosion event at the Halemaumau Crater near the Kilauea summit.  Here’s the latest information from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency:

“A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense message for Sunday, July 15 at 3:35 in the morning.

Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory reports a collapse/explosive event with energy equal to a 5.4 magnitude earthquake has occurred at Halemaumau Crater at 3:26 AM.

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.
  • When driving be on the lookout for cracks in roadways.
  • If ash is observed stay indoors or seek cover.

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 Hawai’i County Civil Defense Agency.”

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts