East Rift Zone Eruption - Mon, 6/11/18 6AM - Update 1
Monday, June 11, 2018 at 6:34AM
Kanani Aton

This is a Civil Defense Message for Monday, June 11 at 6:00 in the morning.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the eruption continues in the lower East Rift Zone. Fissure 8 continues to produce a large channelized flow that is entering the ocean at Kapoho Bay and producing a large laze plume. Hawaiian Volcano Observatory also reports that a steam explosion occurred at the Kilauea Summit early this morning, so be aware of ash fallout if your commute takes you through Ka’u.

Due to the lava entering the ocean, the following policies are in effect:

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.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports volcanic gas emissions remain very high from fissure eruptions.  Due to the elevated gas levels, the following is provided for your information:

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

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.

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