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June 27 Lava Flow Update – 1/5/15

January 5, 2015, 8:02 AM HST
* Updated January 5, 11:35 AM
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Hawai’i County Civil Defense’s Monday morning overflight shows that the June 27 lava flow front and the south margin breakout remained stalled. Both of these once active flows have made no advancement since Friday.

According to officials, the leading edge portion of the flow continues to remain about 0.5 miles from the Highway 130 and Pahoa Village Road intersection, which is also about 660 yards from the Pahoa Marketplace.

Civil Defense said on Monday morning that at the current time, two north margin breakouts that are located about 1-1.5 miles behind the stalled flow front have shown signs of increased activity and advancement.

Surface breakouts and activity in other upslope areas was also noted, but none of the activity in those areas poses a current threat to communities in the area.

Both Civil Defense and Hawaiian Volcano Observatory personnel will continue to maintain a watchful eye on the flow activities in all areas and keep the public informed.

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During the morning overflight, Civil Defense reported moderate smoke conditions in the area as a light north northeast wind was blowing smoke in a southwest direction. These smoke conditions have the possibility of increasing in some areas and those who are sensitive or who have a history of respiratory issues are recommended to take necessary precautions and stay inside.

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Civil Defense lava flow map, as of Jan. 5 at 7 a.m. Civil Defense image.

Civil Defense lava flow map, as of Jan. 5 at 7 a.m. Civil Defense image.

Civil Defense lava flow map, as of Jan. 5 at 7 a.m. Civil Defense image.

Civil Defense lava flow map, as of Jan. 5 at 7 a.m. Civil Defense image.

Overflight view of the June 27 lava flow taken on Jan. 2. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

Overflight view of the June 27 lava flow taken on Jan. 2. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

Overflight view of the June 27 lava flow taken on Jan. 2. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

Overflight view of the June 27 lava flow taken on Jan. 2. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

Overflight view of the June 27 lava flow taken on Jan. 2. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

Overflight view of the June 27 lava flow taken on Jan. 2. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

Overflight view of the June 27 lava flow taken on Jan. 2. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

Overflight view of the June 27 lava flow taken on Jan. 2. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

Overflight view of the June 27 lava flow taken on Jan. 2. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

Overflight view of the June 27 lava flow taken on Jan. 2. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

Overflight view of the June 27 lava flow taken on Jan. 2. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

Overflight view of the June 27 lava flow taken on Jan. 2. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

Overflight view of the June 27 lava flow taken on Jan. 2. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

Overflight view of the June 27 lava flow taken on Jan. 2. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

Overflight view of the June 27 lava flow taken on Jan. 2. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

Overflight view of the June 27 lava flow taken on Jan. 2. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

Overflight view of the June 27 lava flow taken on Jan. 2. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

Overflight view of the June 27 lava flow taken on Jan. 2. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

Overflight view of the June 27 lava flow taken on Jan. 2. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

Overflight view of the June 27 lava flow taken on Jan. 2. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

Overflight view of the June 27 lava flow taken on Jan. 2. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

Overflight view of the June 27 lava flow taken on Jan. 2. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

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