Incident: East Rift Zone Eruption, 15 July 2018

Accessed on 16 July 2018, 0518 UTC, Post #17221.


Email message from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

Here’s the latest 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 Sunday, July 15 at 6:00 in the evening. 

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 continues to erupt lava into the channel heading northeast toward Kapoho.  The south margin of the flow near the ocean entry remains unchanged and is approximately ½ mile from Isaac Hale Park / Pohoiki Boat Ramp.  Heavy rain and thunderstorms are possible this evening in Kona and the Puna Districts.

The following policies remain in effect:

  • 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.
  • 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 8 AM to 6 PM weekdays and 8 AM to 4 PM 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 from 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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Until next time,

Russ Roberts