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East Rift Zone Eruption - Sat, 6/9/18, 6PM - Update 5

This is a Civil Defense Message for Saturday, June 9 at 6:00 in the evening. 

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports Fissure 8 continues to produce a large channelized flow to the ocean at Kapoho.  Sulfur Dioxide emissions remain high from fissure eruptions.  

Due to the current volcanic activity, the following is provided for your information:

  • There is currently no immediate threat, but residents close to the active flow should stay alert to changes in the flow direction and be prepared to voluntarily evacuate with little notice. Heed warnings from Civil Defense officials.
  • If you feel the effects of sulfur dioxide exposure shelter-in-place or leave the immediate area.
  • You can monitor sulfur dioxide and hydrogen sulfide on Hawaii Island by visiting the Civil Defense website.

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.