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Kilauea Eruption: Second explosive eruption at Halemaumau late Friday night, four homes destroyed by lava

Active lava flows have caused brush fires to spread from the flow front toward Kamaili Road. Residents on Kamaili Road need to evacuate the area immediately.

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Kilauea Eruption: Fast moving lava crosses Pohoiki Road Friday (May 18)

Fast moving lava has crossed Pohoiki Road near Malama Ki Place.  Police, Fire and National Guard are being sent in to stop all entry on both sides of Pohoiki and secure the area.

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No-Entry zone established for Hawaii Electric Light crews in Leilani Estates

Hawai‘i Electric Light announced that a portion of Leilani Estates and all of Lanipuna Gardens has been designated as a no-entry zone for its crews. These areas are hazardous to enter due to continued ground swelling and cracking, sudden fissure activity, and unsafe levels of SO2. Crews were working in the subdivision in the last […]

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Panorama of Halemaʻumaʻu Overlook Vent Wide Angle from HVO Observation Tower at 5:44 a.m. HST Thursday, May 17, 2018. Photo taken Thursday, May 17, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Kilauea Eruption: Explosive eruption at Kilauea summit Thursday (May 17)

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that an Explosive Eruption at Kilauea’s Summit has occurred at 4:17 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018. Residents are advised to take precautions due to the ash.

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Kilauea Eruption: Very little advancement of lower east rift flow Wednesday (May 16)

Lava flows from fissure 17 have advanced little over the past day. Field crew estimates are an advance of only 100 yards. The National Weather Service has cancelled the Ashfall Advisory as of 8:33 a.m.

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Army reserve to provide free medical care during June training in Keaau

The Oahu based U.S. Army Reserve will conduct a two-week readiness training mission in Keaau by providing free medical health screenings, dental services, eye exams, hearing tests, and more. Free breakfast and lunch will be provided for kids and a free legal clinic will be held on one day.

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At about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday (May 15) a large ash plume rose from Halemaumau's Overlook Vent as seen from the Volcano Country Club Golf Course. Photo by Timothy Bryan | Special to Hawaii 24/7

Kilauea Eruption: New fissure opens in Lanipuna Gardens, Halemaumau ash fallout headed towards Ka‘u

Rockfalls continue to send up ash plumes from Halemaumau’s Overlook Vent. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports eruption activity continues in lower Puna with fissure 20 opening early this morning.

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Kilauea Eruption: Narrow lava flow moving towards ocean, CONDITION RED air quality Monday (May 14)

A narrow lava flow from fissure 17 has been generated and is slowly moving toward the ocean, which is about two miles away. A new fissure in Lanipuna Gardens Subdivision has opened between fissure 15 and 16 at this time.

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Debra Smith, a Puna resident, found comfort at and emotional care at the Red Cross Pahoa Shelter. Photo courtesy of Red Cross.

Red Cross houses over 500 evacuees of the Kilauea eruption

As of midnight, there were about 484 residents at the Pahoa shelter and 25 residents at the Keaau shelter. 82 Red Cross workers have been assisting evacuees with their immediate emergency needs.

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Kilauea Eruption: New fissure 18 develops Sunday (May 13)

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 17 off Halekamahina Loop Road is at least several hundred yards long and producing lava spatter. Lava is slowly moving away from the vent at this time.

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Epicenter of the quake at 11:53 p.m. Saturday, May 12, 2018.

Temblor of 4.6 magnitude shakes Hawaii Island late Saturday night (May 12)

Quake shakes Hawaii Island late Saturday night (May 12). The quake had a magnitude of 4.6 and was not strong enough to cause a tsunami. Aftershocks could be felt after the quake which was centered offshore from Puna.

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Kilauea Eruption: New fissures 16 & 17 erupt east of PGV Saturday (May 12)

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports a new fissure, number 17, is opening up about 100 meters below fissure 16. At this time, steam and lava spatter activity has started from this new fissure.

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Red Cross update on Puna shelters, and offer of Mother’s Day lunch for evacuees

Since May 3, the Red Cross, along with Hawaii County partners, have distributed hundreds of blankets, sheets, pillows, futons, towels, masks, toiletry kits, and other items; as well as nearly 5,800 snacks. The Red Cross is also working with the Salvation Army to provide meals. Additionally, trained Red Cross nurses and mental health volunteers are […]

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Puna Geothermal Venture. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Update from Puna Geothermal Venture and parent company Ormat

After the frequency of earthquakes increased dramatically, plant personnel closed and secured the facility per the emergency response plan. As part of that, we have done the following: We shut down the power plant and the geothermal wells have all been shut down. All pentane, a flammable fluid used in the electricity generation process, has […]

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