Halemaumau Collapse/Explosion Event, 16 July 2018

Accessed on 17 July 2018, 0007 UTC, Post # 17228.


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 Monday, July 16 at 11:47 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 11:43 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.”

The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency and the Hawaii Police Department have reopened Highway 190 at the 18-mile marker to all traffic.  A traffic accident closed the highway temporarily.

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts