This is an eruption and lava flow information update for Saturday February 28th at 7:30AM.
This morning’s assessments continues to show no advancement of any of the down slope flow areas. Numerous surface breakouts and breakouts along both margins upslope of the flow front also continue and provide an indication that the tube system remains active. All current activity does not pose an immediate threat to area communities.
The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency and Hawaiian Volcano Observatory are maintaining close observations of the flow. Residents and businesses down slope will be informed of any changes in flow activity and advancement.
Smoke conditions were light to moderate with a light northwest wind blowing the smoke in a southeast direction. Smoke conditions may increase in some areas and individuals who may be sensitive or have respiratory problems are advised to take necessary precautions and to remain indoors.
On behalf of the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency and our partners we would like to thank everyone for your assistance and cooperation.