East Rift Zone Eruption Update, 05 August 2018

Accessed on 06 August 2018, 0420 UTC, Post #17372.


Email message from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

Here is the current eruption, lava flow, and Highway 11 update from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency:

“A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense message for Sunday, August 5 at 4:30 in the afternoon.
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that earthquakes have reduced at Kilauea summit and the lava flow from Fissure 8 has no movement in the channel.

Motorists on Highway 11 between the 28 and 32 mile marker are advised to stay on the pavement, be alert for changing roadway conditions, and drive with caution. Motorcyclists and bicyclists should proceed with extreme caution.

The following guidelines remain in effect:

  • HVO continues to monitor the volcano for indications of additional activity.
  • Do not access the active flow field due to extreme hazard. Vigorous lava flow could resume at any time.
  • The ocean entry continues to produce a laze plume. Take precautions and stay out of the plume to avoid exposure to hydrochloric acid and glass particles, which can irritate the skin, eyes, and lungs.

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