East Rift Zone Eruption - Tues, 6/12/18 12PM - Update 2
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 12:09PM
Kanani Aton

This is a Civil Defense Message for Tuesday, June 12 at 12 noon.

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 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 a decrease in trade winds that will result in thicker vog through the weekend for the southern part of the island, through Pahala to Ocean View and wrapping around to Kona.

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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