June 27 Lava Flow Update – 10/20/14
As of Monday morning, the leading edge of the June 27 Kilauea Volcano lava flow is still approximately 0.6 miles from the Apa’a St. area, near the Pahoa Transfer Station. It remains stalled and has had no advancement since yesterday, according to Hawai’i County Civil Defense.
An overflight conducted this morning by Civil Defense revealed a narrow finger along the east edge of the front has broken out and advanced approximately 30 yards. The finger is located behind the flow front and is moving very slowly.
In addition, burning activity and smoke conditions were light to moderate this morning.
According to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Kilauea has continued to erupt at its summit and within the East Rift Zone and gas emission remain elevated.
However, a small amount of net deflation has occurred at the summit and the lava lake fell slightly before leveling off.
HVO says that at the middle of the East Rift Zone, the June 27th lava flow remains active but has not moved closer to Pahoa and that active breakouts are scattered across the flow near its front and about mid-way along its length.
The current flow activity does not pose an immediate threat to area communities and no evacuations are currently taking place. Should evacuation become necessary, residents will be given adequate notice to safely evacuate.