Hawaii County Civil Defense interactive map of roadblocks, subdivisions, and eruption fissures: hawaii247.com/lavamap
Kīlauea Eruption Information Resources: www.hawaiicounty.gov/lava-rela…
Lavacam of Fissure 8 in Leilani Estates here.
Kilauea Eruption Update
Lava continues to enter the ocean near the Isaac Hale Beach Park on Kīlauea Volcano’s lower East Rift Zone. Although lava output from fissure 8 remains low, the ocean entry was still active during HVO’s helicopter overflight on August 9, 2018. Numerous small streams of lava were oozing into the ocean near Ahalanui, creating weak plumes of laze. The southern flow margin remained close to the Isaac Hale Beach park, but had not appreciably advanced toward the Pohoiki boat ramp. Lava was also observed entering the ocean along the northern Kapoho lobe. Video taken Thursday, August 9, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey
This is a Civil Defense Message for Thursday, August 9, 2018.
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that eruptive activity remains minimal at Kilauea Summit and at the lower east rift zone from fissure 8. Seismic activity at the summit is low with few earthquakes. Field crews report a lava pond remains confined to fissure 8. HVO continues to monitor Kilauea for possible signs of reactivation.
The following guidelines remain in effect:
The Disaster Recovery Center, located at the Pahoa Community Center is open as is early voting in Pahoa and Pahala.
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.