This is an eruption and lava flow Information Update for Tuesday October 21st at 7:45 am
This morning’s assessment shows that the flow front has picked up in activity and has advanced approximately 30 yards since yesterday. The flow remains approximately 0.6 miles from the Apa’a Street area near the Pahoa Transfer Station. The very narrow finger along the east edge of the front also remains active and has advanced approximately 125 yards. This finger currently remains behind or in back of the flow front and moving in a northeast direction. There was very little burning activity and smoke conditions were light to moderate this morning.
Current flow activity does not pose an immediate threat to area communities and no evacuation is needed at this time. Area residents will be given adequate notice to safely evacuate should that be necessary.
The public is reminded that the flow is not visible and cannot be accessed from any public areas. Access to the Kaohe Homesteads subdivision will remain restricted to area residents only.
We would like to thank everyone for your patience and understanding and your cooperation and assistance is greatly appreciated.