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June 27 Lava Flow Update – 1/3/15

January 3, 2015, 8:32 AM HST
* Updated January 3, 8:37 AM
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Hawai’i County Civil Defense says that after the Saturday morning overflight assessment of the June 27 lava flow, the flow front appears to remain stalled and the breakout along the south margin has also stalled. Neither of these fingers have advanced since Friday.

At the current time, the stalled flow front is 0.5 miles from the Highway 130 and Pahoa Village Road intersection and about 660 yards from the Pahoa Marketplace.

Additional breakouts on both the north and south margins of the flow continues, none of which poses a threat to communities in the area, according to officials. Civil Defense, along with Hawaiian Volcano Observatory personnel, will continue its close observation of activity in the area.

Additionally, Civil Defense reported moderate smoke conditions Saturday morning as a light east wind was blowing smoke in a west direction. As usual, these conditions have the possibility of increasing. It is advised that individuals who are sensitive or who have a history of respiratory issues take necessary precautions and stay inside.

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