East Rift Zone Eruption - Wed 6/13/18 12:30PM - Update 2
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 12:15PM
Kanani Aton

This is a Civil Defense Message for Wednesday, June 13 at 12:30 in the afternoon.

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. The National Weather Service reports light winds will bring vog inland and to the south, wrapping around to the Kona area.  The heavy vog conditions are expected to remain this way until the early part of next week.

Due to volcanic and air quality conditions, the following guidance is given:

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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