Hawaii County Civil Defense interactive map of roadblocks, subdivisions, and eruption fissures: hawaii247.com/lavamap
Kīlauea Eruption Information Resources: www.hawaiicounty.gov/lava-rela…
Crowdsourced Kilauea Eruption lavaflow map here.
Livestream webcam of Kilauea summit here.
EPA gas monitor data to www.epa.gov/kilaueaairdata.
Kilauea Eruption Update
The USGS Unoccupied Aircraft Systems (UAS) team conducted a flight on Kīlauea Volcano’s lower East Rift Zone to collect video in the upper lava channel of fissure 8. When it is dark the incandescence (glow) of lava is easy to see against the darkened surroundings. Overnight UAS missions are the most efficient way for geologists to observe the lava channel to identify overflows and breaches of the channel. Scientists also use the video to assess lava flow velocities, which are measured by tracking surface features in the stationary video view. Using UAS for this type of investigation has many advantages because the aircraft can hover above hazardous areas and it utilizes stabilized gimbals and mounts so that the video captured by onboard HD cameras is steady and smooth. Information obtained from this mission was relayed to Hawai‘i County emergency officials to aid in issuing emergency alerts and notices about the timing of evacuations. Video by the U.S. Geological Survey and Office of Aviation Services, Department of the Interior, with support from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
This is a Civil Defense Message for 5 p.m., Saturday, June 30, 2018.
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 continues to be very active and is feeding a lava channel to the ocean at Kapoho. The flow is producing a broad ocean entry along the shoreline, and is also oozing fresh lava at Kapoho Beach Lots. Fissure 22 is also active and producing a short flow.
Gas emissions from the fissure eruption and laze at the ocean entry continue to be very high. The National Weather Service reports light winds will cause SO2 levels to rise as gases build up in affected areas.
Disaster assistance is available island-wide to individuals and businesses in Hawaii County that have been affected by the Kilauea eruption.
The Pahoa Post Office is open during normal business hours with temporary Sunday hours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for mail and package distribution only for residents in the affected areas. No retail services on Sunday.
For your safety, heed warnings from Civil Defense officials and stay alert.
Ocean entry laze
Due to the lava entry at the ocean, the following policies are in effect:
Get the latest Vog Predictions here: mkwc.ifa.hawaii.edu/vmap/
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) and Vog
Volcanic gas emissions remain elevated throughout the area downwind of the vents in lower Puna.
County, State, and Federal partners continue to monitor the situation. You will be informed of any conditions that affect your safety.
Monitor vog levels and forecasts: People on Hawaii Island outside the area of volcanic activity are also advised to monitor levels of vog at vog.ivhhn.org
The residents of Puna are going through a very difficult time. We ask for your help and understanding.