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June 27 Lava Flow Update – 2/9/15

February 9, 2015, 8:40 AM HST
* Updated February 9, 10:01 AM
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The June 27 lava flow’s north margin breakout that stalled two weeks ago continues to show no signs of movement, according to Hawai’i County Civil Defense.

During its Monday morning assessment, Civil Defense observed no advancement in any of the downslope areas.

“Surface breakouts and breakouts along the north and south margins are indication that the tube system continues to be supplied and lava from the source is making its way to the downslope areas,” Civil Defense said following the overflight.

Along with Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Civil Defense will continue to maintain careful watch over the flow and its activity and keep the public informed.

As a new week begins, moderate to heavy smoke and vog conditions follow. Officials reported Monday morning that a light south wind was blowing smoke in a north-northeast direction. As usual, these conditions have the possibility of increasing and individuals who are sensitive are advised to take necessary precautions.

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Last week’s brush fire continues to cause some smoldering and hot spots, however, no threat of fire is currently posed as fire conditions continue to be monitored.

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Hawai’i County Civil Defense lava flow map, as of Feb. 9 at 7 a.m. Civil Defense image.

Hawai’i County Civil Defense lava flow map, as of Feb. 9 at 7 a.m. Civil Defense image.

Hawai’i County Civil Defense lava flow map, as of Feb. 9 at 7 a.m. Civil Defense image.

Hawai’i County Civil Defense lava flow map, as of Feb. 9 at 7 a.m. Civil Defense image.

Hawai’i County Civil Defense lava flow map, as of Feb. 9 at 7 a.m. Civil Defense image.

Hawai’i County Civil Defense lava flow map, as of Feb. 9 at 7 a.m. Civil Defense image.

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