East Rift Zone Eruption - 6/11/18 6PM - Update 3
Monday, June 11, 2018 at 6:08PM
Kanani Aton

This is a Civil Defense Message for Monday, June 11 at 6 in the evening.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the eruption continues in the lower East Rift Zone. Fissure 8 in Leilani Estates continues to produce a large channelized flow that is entering the ocean at Kapoho and producing a large laze plume. Gas emissions from the fissure eruption and at the ocean entry continue to be very high.  The National Weather Service reports trade winds are pushing vog southwest around the southern part of the island to the Kona area.

Due to volcanic and air quality conditions, the following guidance is given:

Due to the current volcanic activity, the following policies are in effect:

The shelter at Pahoa Community Center is open and pet-friendly. The Keaau Armory shelter has reached capacity.

We are on watch 24-hours a day for your safety.

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.

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