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June 27 Lava Flow Update – 1/31/15

January 31, 2015, 10:34 AM HST
* Updated February 1, 9:56 AM
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Hawai’i County Civil Defense says that all downslope flow areas of the June 27 lava flow have shown no signs of advancement.

According to Saturday morning’s overflight assessment, the distal breakout that has moved from the north margin of the flow continues to remain stalled, as activity and widening continue behind its leading edge. This portion of the flow has not advanced since Monday and continues to remain 0.36 miles from Highway 130, just west of the Pahoa Police and Fire stations.

Officials noted that the two breakouts, located about 1-1.5 miles from the original stalled flow, are showing minimal activity and no signs of advancement.

Additional breakouts have been noted and continue to be watched, both along the south and north margins of the flow and within the flow pad. Civil Defense reported that none of the activity poses any threat to residents in the area, and the agency, along with Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, will continue to maintain close observation.

Light smoke conditions were reported Saturday morning as a light variable wind was blowing smoke in a southwest direction. As usual, these conditions have the possibility of changing and officials advise individuals who are sensitive to take necessary precautions and remain indoors.

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