East Rift Zone Eruption - Tues, 6/12/18 6AM - Update 1
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 6:40AM
Kanani Aton

This is a Civil Defense Message for Tuesday, June 12 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. Gas emissions from the fissure eruption and at the ocean entry continue to be very high.  Hawaiian Volcano Observatory also reports that a steam explosion occurred at the Kilauea Summit early this morning, be aware of ash fallout through Ka’u.

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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