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June 27 Lava Flow Update – 11/19/14

November 19, 2014, 8:46 AM HST
* Updated November 19, 8:50 AM
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Very little activity was seen along the down slope breakouts of the June 27 lava flow by Hawai’i County Civil Defense Wednesday morning.

With no advancement in the lower areas seen since Saturday, Wednesday enters into another calm and quiet day.

According to Civil Defense, weather conditions prevented an upslope assessment. Attempts will be made to conduct another assessment later in the morning.

With no activity in the lower areas of the flow upslope from the vent to the crack system, many breakouts and flows were noted Tuesday, showing indications that lava is still in the system.

Civil Defense says that the nearest surface flow activity and surface breakouts are about 5 miles upslope of Apa’a Street.


Smoke conditions in the area continue to be light as a light trade wind is blowing smoke in a south-southwest direction. As usual, smoke conditions have the possibility of shifting or increasing. Civil Defense advises that individuals who have a history of respiratory issues take precaution and stay indoors.


Residents in the downslope area of the flow remain on an evacuation advisory and will be kept informed on the flow status and advancement.

Pahoa Village Road remains closed between Apa’a Street and Post Office Road. Businesses and commercial areas in Pahoa continue to be accessible through Post Office Road, as well as the Pahoa Village Road intersection of Highway 130 and Highway 132.

Around the clock operations continue for Civil Defense and public safety personnel as a close observation of flow activity is kept and public safety is ensured.

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