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June 27 Lava Flow Update – 2/13/15

February 13, 2015, 8:42 AM HST
* Updated February 13, 11:07 AM
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As another weekend approaches, June 27 lava flow activity in downslope areas continues to hold off and provide the community with a break from its impending threat.

Hawai’i County Civil Defense noted following its Friday morning overflight assessment that no advancement continues to be been seen in any of the downslope flow areas.

Although downslope areas are stalled, activity, including breakouts, continue to occur in upslope areas. Some of this activity just hundreds of yards upslope from the stalled front of the most recent advancing flow front.

“Multiple surface breakouts and breakouts along both margins upslope of the flow front continue to provide indication that the tube system continues to be supplied and lava from the source is making its way to downslope areas,” Civil Defense Administrator Darryl Oliveira explained Friday morning.

Moderate smoke and vog conditions were reported as a light southwest wind was blowing the smoke and vog in a northeast direction Friday morning. These conditions, as usual, have the possibility of increasing in some areas. Individuals who are sensitive are advised to take necessary precautions.

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At the current time, no lava activity is posing a threat to communities in the area. Civil Defense, along with Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, will continue to monitor activity and keep the public informed should any changes occur.

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This image taken Feb. 13 during Hawai’i County Civil Defense’s morning overflight shows surface activity located within the existing flow pad. Civil Defense photo.

This image taken Feb. 13 during Hawai’i County Civil Defense’s morning overflight shows surface activity located within the existing flow pad. Civil Defense photo.

This image taken Feb. 13 during Hawai’i County Civil Defense’s morning overflight shows surface activity and burning along the edges near fire break. Civil Defense photo.

This image taken Feb. 13 during Hawai’i County Civil Defense’s morning overflight shows surface activity and burning along the edges near fire break. Civil Defense photo.

Hawai’i County Civil Defense lava flow map, as of Feb. 13 at 7 a.m. Civil Defense image.

Hawai’i County Civil Defense lava flow map, as of Feb. 13 at 7 a.m. Civil Defense image.

Hawai’i County Civil Defense lava flow map, as of Feb. 13 at 7 a.m. Civil Defense image.

Hawai’i County Civil Defense lava flow map, as of Feb. 13 at 7 a.m. Civil Defense image.

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