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June 27 Lava Flow Update – 1/2/15

January 2, 2015, 9:36 AM HST
* Updated January 2, 9:50 AM
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According to  Hawai’i County Civil Defense’s Friday morning overflight, the June 27 lava flow continues to show very little activity and no advancement.

The flow remains 0.5 miles upslope from the Highway 130 and Pahoa Village Road intersection and about 660 yards from the Pahoa Marketplace.

A breakout along the south margin of the flow, located about 150 yards behind the now stalled flow front, has not advanced since Thursday afternoon. Additional breakouts and activity also continue upslope along both margins of the flow, however, officials say that none of the activity poses an immediate threat to area communities.

Civil Defense noted moderate smoke conditions Friday morning as a light north west wind was blowing smoke in a south-southeast direction over the Pahoa and lower Puna areas.

After being closed for the New Year holiday, the Pahoa Transfer Station opened again this morning as a public access lava viewing area. Normal hours have resumed, and the area will close promptly at 6 p.m. this evening.

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