Kilauea Eruption: Lava spattering observed in Fissure 8

This is a Civil Defense Eruption Update for 9:30 a.m., Sunday, September 2, 2018.

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) reports that yesterday afternoon and early evening, spattering was observed in the fissure 8 cone. It is common for eruptions to go through periods of diminished output, or to pause completely, only to reactivate days, weeks, or even months later.

At this time, the following access policies and restrictions are in effect:

We will continue to monitor this eruption activity and inform you of any changes that could affect your safety.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience. This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.