Halemaumau Collapse/Explosion Event, 28 July 2018

Accessed on 28 July 2018, 1427 UTC, Post #17309.


Email message from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.


There’s been another collapse and explosion event at the Halemaumau Crater near the Kilauea Summit.  Here’s the full report from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

“A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense message for Saturday, July 28 at 3 in the morning.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports a collapse event at Halemaumau Crater occurred at 2:37 AM.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports the energy was equal to a 5.4 magnitude earthquake and reports there is NO TSUNAMI THREAT to the Island of Hawaii.

Due to this volcanic activity, the following is provided for your safety;

  • Residents in the area affected by earthquakes are advised to monitor utility connections of gas, electricity, and water after earthquakes.
  • Motorist in the affected area be careful of possible cracks on roadways.
  • If ash is observed, seek cover and stay indoors.

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 Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.”

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts