East Rift Zone Eruption Update, 17 July 2018


Accessed on 18 July 2018, 0401 UTC, Post #17235.

Source:

Email message from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

Comment:

Lava flow from fissure 8 continues unabated as molten rock enters the ocean and covers an ever widening section of lower Puna.  Here’s the current eruption and lava flow information from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

“A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense Message for Tuesday, July 17 at 4:00 in the afternoon.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 continues to erupt lava into the channel heading northeast toward Kapoho into the ocean near Ahalanui.

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.

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 located at the Keaau High School Gym is open daily from 8 AM to 6 PMweekdays and 8 AM to 4 PM Saturdays, closed Sundays. If you need a ride, buses run between the two shelters and the Disaster Recovery Center.
  • Placards are available 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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