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June 27 Lava Flow Update – 2/8/15

February 8, 2015, 10:03 AM HST
* Updated February 8, 10:04 AM
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Hawai’i County Civil Defense noted the continuation of no advancement in any of the downslope areas of the June 27 lava flow following its Sunday morning assessment.

For nearly two weeks, the north margin breakout, which was advancing towards Highway 130 just west of the Pahoa Police and Fire stations, has been stalled.

According to observations made during its overflight, Civil Defense says that “all visible activity was limited to breakouts within or on the surface of the lava pad and breakouts along both margins further upslope.”

No lava activity at the time is posing a threat to communities in the area. In coordination with Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Civil Defense will maintain a watchful eye on activity and keep the public informed of any changes.

Moderate to heavy smoke and vog conditions continue to persist as the weekend comes to a close. Authorities reported a light southwest wind that was blowing the smoke in a northeast direction. It is possible for these conditions to increase in some areas. Those who are sensitive or have a history of respiratory issues are advised to take necessary precautions.

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There is no current fire threat, however, officials continue to monitor conditions closely.

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