East Rift Zone Eruption Update, 06 August 2018

Accessed on 07 August 2018, 0416 UTC, Post #17379.


Email message from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.


Here is 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 Monday, August 6 at 4:00 in the afternoon.

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that eruptive activity has decreased at the Kilauea summit and lower east rift zone at fissure 8.  Seismic activity is low with few felt earthquakes at the summit. Weak activity was reported in the fissure 8 cone with no activity seen in the upper channel. At the ocean entry, mild incandescence was reported.

HVO continues to monitor Kilauea for signs of reactivation of activity.  Several overflights are scheduled throughout the day to visually monitor the volcano.

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:

  • Do not access the flow field due to extreme hazard. Lava eruption could resume at any time.

This will be our last afternoon eruption update until there is a significant change in eruptive activity. We will continue with the morning updates until further notice.

The next Hurricane Hector update will be after the National Weather Service update at 5 pm.

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