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East Rift Zone Eruption: Sun 6/24/18 6 PM - Update 2

This is a Civil Defense Message for Sunday, June 24 at 6:00 in the evening. 

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports an explosive event at Halemaumau Crater at 4:12 this afternoon. Fissure 8 continues to erupt with a full channel flowing to the ocean at Kapoho.  There is no immediate threat, but persons near the active flow should heed warnings from Civil Defense.  Due to frequent earthquake activity, residents in the Volcano area are advised to monitor utility connections of gas, electricity, and water after earthquakes. 

You may monitor vog and air quality conditions online using the Hawaii Interagency Vog Information Dashboard, linked on the Civil Defense website. (

The FEMA Disaster Recovery Center is open daily from 8am to 8pm, and is located at the Keaau High School Gym.

Tropic Care 2018 will resume providing free medical, dental, and eye care tomorrow.

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

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.