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June 27 Lava Flow Update – 2/7/15

February 7, 2015, 9:18 AM HST
* Updated February 17, 8:31 AM
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As the weekend begins, Hawai’i County Civil Defense continues to report no advancement in the downslope areas of the June 27 lava flow.

Following its Saturday morning overflight assessment, Civil Defense said that “visible activity was limited to within or on the surface of the lava pad and breakouts along both margins further upslope.”

The north margin breakout remains 0.36 miles from Highway 130, just west of the Pahoa Police and Fire stations, and has shown no forward advancement since Jan. 26.

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

Moderate to heavy smoke and vog conditions persist as a light southwest wind was blowing the smoke in a northeast direction Saturday morning. These conditions, as usual, have the possibility of changing and individuals who are sensitive or have a history of respiratory issues are advised to take necessary precautions.

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Officials say that burning activity is limited to several hot spots and flare-up following Wednesday’s brush fire. At the current time, there is no fire threat to communities in the area.

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In this photo taken on Feb. 6 a shrub bursts into flames as pahoehoe makes its way into an old field of ‘a‘a. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

In this photo taken on Feb. 6, a shrub bursts into flames as pahoehoe makes its way into an old field of ‘a‘a. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

This photo, taken on Feb. 6, show Pahoehoe flows over an old ‘a‘a flow near the northern tree line about two miles downslope of Pu‘u ‘O‘o. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

This photo, taken on Feb. 6, shows Pahoehoe flowing over an old ‘a‘a flow near the northern tree line, about two miles downslope of Pu‘u ‘O‘o. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

This photo, taken on Feb. 6, shows a finger of pahoehoe creates silvery ropey braids as it spreads and cools. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

This photo, taken on Feb. 6, shows a finger of Pahoehoe creating silvery ropey braids as it spreads and cools. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

This photo, taken on Feb. 6, shows ropey pahoehoe creeps over an old ‘a‘a flow. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

This photo, taken on Feb. 6, shows ropey pahoehoe creeps over an old ‘a‘a flow. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

In this photo, taken Feb. 6, a Pahoehoe flow travels over an old ‘a‘a flow near the northern tree line about two miles downslope of Pu‘u ‘O‘o. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

In this photo, taken Feb. 6, a Pahoehoe flow travels over an old ‘a‘a flow near the northern tree line, about two miles downslope of Pu‘u ‘O‘o. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

In this photo taken on Feb. 6, the flow near the perched channel has begun entering the forest on the northern edge of the flow field. This seems to be stealing volume away from the Pahoa flow, which bodes well for the town. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

In this photo taken on Feb. 6, the flow near the perched channel has begun entering the forest on the northern edge of the flow field. This seems to be stealing volume away from the Pahoa flow, which bodes well for the town. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

In this photo taken o Feb. 6, activity continued in the flow field downslope of Pu‘u ‘O‘o, as lava began entering the forest bordering the northern perimeter. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

In this photo taken on Feb. 6, activity continued in the flow field downslope of Pu‘u ‘O‘o, as lava began entering the forest bordering the northern perimeter. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

This photo taken on Feb. 6,  shows a view of the flow looking down the northern tree line, roughly a mile downslope of Pu‘u ‘O‘o. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

This photo, taken on Feb. 6, shows a view of the flow looking down the northern tree line, roughly a mile downslope of Pu‘u ‘O‘o. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

This photo taken on Feb. 6 show a couple of active fingers of lava were visible just below the old geothermal pad. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

This photo, taken on Feb. 6, shows a couple of active fingers of lava visible just below the old geothermal pad. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

This photo taken on Feb. 6 shows virtually no activity is occurring in the vicinity of Pahoa, just a couple of smoldering spots about a mile upslope of the distal tip. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

This photo. taken on Feb. 6 shows virtually no activity occurring in the vicinity of Pahoa, except for a couple of smoldering spots about a mile upslope of the distal tip. Photo credit: Extreme Exposure/Paradise Helicopters.

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