East Rift Zone Eruption - Wed, 6/13/18 6AM - Update 1
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 6:32AM
Kanani Aton

This is a Civil Defense Message for Wednesday, June 13 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 throughout 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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