Incident: Kilauea Summit Collapse/Explosion, Sunday, 06/24/18, 04:12pm 
Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 4:25PM
Kanani Aton

This is a Civil Defense message for Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 04:30 p.m.

The Hawaii Volcano Observatory reports that a collapse/explosion event occurred at approximately 04:12 p.m. The energy released from the event is equivalent to a magnitude 5.3 on the Richter scale and did NOT cause a tsunami.

The event resulted in a small ash plume mostly steam that may affect the surrounding areas. Wind may carry the ash plume to the southwest toward Wood Valley, Pahala and Ocean View. 

 

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

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