Halemaumau Collapse/Explosion Event, 19 July 2018


Accessed on 20 July 2018, 0438 UTC, Post #17250.

Source:

Email from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

Comment:

Lava continues to pour from fissure 8 in lower Puna, coming within 0.3 mile of the Pohoiki Boat Ramp and Isaac Hale Beach Park.  Here’s the latest update from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency:

“A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense message for Thursday, July 19 at 4:45 in the afternoon.

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports a collapse event with energy equal to a 5.4 magnitude earthquake has occurred at Halemaumau Crater at 4:36 pm.

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.
  • Be on the lookout for road cracks while driving.
  • 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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