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June 27 Lava Flow Update – 11/3/14

November 3, 2014, 10:54 AM HST
* Updated November 3, 11:02 AM
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As Kilauea continues to erupt at its summit, the June 27 lava flow front remains stalled.

The flow front, still 480 feet from Pahoa Village Road, has not advanced since Thursday.

Beginning at about 11 yards upslope, active lobes continue to occur in areas where breakouts have split from the original flow.

Hawaii Volcano Observatory scientists, along with Hawaii County Civil Defense officials, have continued overflights and observations in the area.

Civil Defense’s Monday morning overflight noted that continued activity with the lobe north of Kaohe Homesteads was moving away from any immediate risk.

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On Monday morning, HVO scientists retuned to flow-front monitoring at the distal end of the lava flow and will continue to map and monitor the flow throughout the day.

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Interior areas of the flows have continued to inflate and gradual inflation was recorded by the tiltmeters at Kilauea’s summit. The summit lava lake at Halema’uma’u Crater rose slightly since Sunday.

Smoke conditions in the area remain moderate, and winds are currently pushing smoke in a south-southwest direction. Individuals with a known respiratory history are advised to take precautions.

Residents in the area remain on an evacuation advisory and will be kept informed as the status of the flow and movement change.

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Pahoa Village Road between Apa’a Street and the Post Office Road remains closed.

Civil Defense and safety personnel will continue to monitor the area around the clock.

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