Halemaumau Collapse/Explosion Event, 31 July 2018

Accessed on 31 July 2018, 1855 UTC, Post #17328.


Email message from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.


There’s been another earth collapse and explosion incident at the Halemaumau Crater near the Kilauea Summit.  Here’s the update from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

“A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense message for Thursday, July 31 at 8:10 in the morning.

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports a collapse event has occurred at Halema`uma`u crater at 8:00 AM. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports its energy equal to a 5.4 magnitude earthquake.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports there is no tsunami threat to the island of Hawai`i.

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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Until next time,

Russ Roberts