East Rift Zone Eruption: WED 6/27/18 4:30PM
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 4:22PM
Kanani Aton

This is a Civil Defense Message for Wednesday, June 27 at 4:30 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, and is also oozing fresh lava at Kapoho Beach Lots. Gas emissions from the fissure eruption and laze at the ocean entry continue to be very high.

Due to active lava near houses in Kapoho, access by residents is not allowed. No additional houses have been destroyed at this time. 

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

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

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.

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