East Rift Zone Eruption: TUE 6/26 4PM
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 4:12PM
Kanani Aton

This is a Civil Defense Message for Tuesday, June 26 at 4:00 in the afternoon. 

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 continues to be very active and is feeding a lava channel to the ocean at Kapoho. The flow is expanding south along the shoreline. Gas emissions from the fissure eruption and laze at the ocean entry continue to be very high. Currently, there is no immediate threat, but persons near the active flow should be prepared and heed warnings from Civil Defense. 

Due to frequent earthquakes, residents in the Volcano area are advised to monitor utility connections of gas, electricity, and water after earthquakes. 

Disaster assistance is available island-wide to individuals and businesses in Hawaii County that have been affected by the Kilauea eruption.

A community meeting at the Pahoa High School Cafeteria will be held tonight at 5 p. m.

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

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.

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