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June 27 Lava Flow Advances 100 Yards at Breakout Point

September 29, 2014, 2:06 PM HST
* Updated September 29, 2:22 PM
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The June 27 Kilauea Volcano lava flow did not advance at its leading edge between Sunday and Monday morning, according to a Hawai`i County Civil Defense overflight. An upslope breakout, however, advanced about 100 yards and was moving to the north.

According to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, the northern edge of the flow remains active, despite the lack of movement at its front in the past 24 hours.

HVO scientists noted this morning that “minor inflationary ground tilt and a small rise in lava level were recorded at the summit over the past day.”

No evacuations have been ordered for communities in the Puna area, and no updated timetable has been given on when the lava could affect roads, such as Highway 130. The HVO said last week that it expected to give a new estimate on Monday, but by its morning update released at 8:27 a.m., no projection was given.

Another overflight, this time by the HVO, is slated to occur Monday afternoon.

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