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June 27 Lava Flow Update – 2/3/15

February 3, 2015, 8:35 AM HST
* Updated February 4, 7:59 AM
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The June lava flow continues to remain stalled in all downslope area of the flow, according to Hawai’i County Civil Defense following its Tuesday morning overflight.

Moderate to heavy smoke and vog conditions were reported as a light southwest wind was blowing smoke in a northeast direction. Officials warn that smoke and vog conditions have the possibility of increasing and individuals who are sensitive or suffer from respiratory issues are advised to take the precautions necessary.

Civil Defense said Tuesday morning that the north margin breakout of the June 27 lava flow remains stalled 0.36 miles from Highway 130 just west of the Pahoa Police and Fire stations. This portion of the flow has not seen advancement since Jan. 26.

Although all the downslope areas have shown no advancement, activity was observed as breakouts within or on the surface of the lava pad, as well as along the north and south margins of the flow.

Both Civil Defense and Hawaiian Volcano Observatory will continue to monitor the flow and keep the public informed.

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Hawai’i County Civil Defense lava flow map, as of Feb. 3 at 7 a.m. Civil Defense photo.

Hawai’i County Civil Defense lava flow map, as of Feb. 3 at 7 a.m. Civil Defense photo.

Hawai’i County Civil Defense lava flow map, as of Feb. 3 at 7 a.m. Civil Defense photo.

Hawai’i County Civil Defense lava flow map, as of Feb. 3 at 7 a.m. Civil Defense photo.

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