East Rift Zone Eruption Update, 24 July 2018

Accessed on 24 July 2018, 1954 UTC, Post #17279.


Email message from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.


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 24 at 6:00 in the morning.

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports earthquakes continue at Kilauea Summit and Fissure 8 continues to erupt into the lava channel flowing to the ocean entry at Ahalanui.

Yesterday’s overflight reports the southern margin of the flow remains unchanged at approximately 0.25 miles from Isaac Hale / Pohoiki Boat Ramp.

State Highways requests motorists on Highway 11 between the 28 and 32 Mile Markers 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 outbreaks may occur on the active flow field without warning.


  • 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 Kea`au High School Gym is open daily from 8 AM to 6 PM weekdays and 8 AM to 4 PM 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