East Rift Zone Eruption Update, 23 July 2018

Accessed on 23 July 2018, 1645 UTC, Post #17272.


Email message from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.


Here’s the current eruption, lava flow, and road conditions from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency:

“A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense Message for Monday, July 23 at 6:00 in the morning.

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that eruption activity continues from Fissure 8 into the lava channel flowing to the ocean entry at Ahalanui.  As of yesterday’s overflight report, the southern margin of the flow remains about 0.25 miles from Isaac Hale/Pohoiki Boat Ramp.  Earthquakes continue at the Kilauea summit.

On roadway updates for the Volcano area, State Highways reports that the sumit collapse event last night caused additional cracks on Highway 11 between the 28 and 32 Mile Markers.  Motorists are advised to stay on the pavement and to be on the alert for changing roadway conditions.

The following policies remain in effect:

-Do not access the active flow field due to extreme hazard.  Be aware that channel overflows and breakouts are possible on the active flow field.

-Residents are reminded to check utility connections of gas, water and electricity after earthquakes.

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 8am to 6pm weekdays and 8am to 4pm on Saturdays. If you need a ride, buses run between the two shelters and the Disaster Recovery Center.

-Access 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 Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency”

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts