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June 27 Lava Flow Update – 2/4/15

February 4, 2015, 8:41 AM HST
* Updated February 4, 8:42 AM
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With no advancement of any kind in the downslope areas of the June 27 lava flow, Hawai’i County Civil Defense reported Wednesday morning that visible activity has been limited to breakouts within or on the lava pad, as well as along the north and south margins.

Since Jan. 26, the distal tip of the flow, a breakout that stemmed from the north margin, has remained stalled 0.36 miles from the Highway 130 area, just west of the Pahoa Police and Fire stations.

Moderate to heavy smoke and vog conditions continue to remain at moderate to heavy levels, as of Wednesday morning. Officials say that wind is blowing the smoke in a southerly direction. As usual, these conditions have the possibility of increasing. Individuals who are sensitive or who have a history of respiratory issues are advised to take necessary precaution.

There is no current brush fire activity, and fire conditions are being closely monitored.

Civil Defense, along with Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, will continue to keep watch over flow activity and inform the public of any changes.

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Hawai’i County Civil Defense lava flow map, as of Feb. 4 at 7 a.m. Civil Defense photo.

Hawai’i County Civil Defense lava flow map, as of Feb. 4 at 7 a.m. Civil Defense photo.

Hawai’i County Civil Defense lava flow map, as of Feb. 4 at 7 a.m. Civil Defense photo.

Hawai’i County Civil Defense lava flow map, as of Feb. 4 at 7 a.m. Civil Defense photo.

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