East Hawaii News

June 27 Lava Flow Update – 3/1/15

March 1, 2015, 8:19 AM HST
* Updated March 1, 8:21 AM
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During Sunday morning’s Hawai’i County Civil Defense overflight assessment, officials continued to observe no advancement in the downslope areas of the June 27 lava flow.

Although the downslope areas are stalled, Civil Defense says that breakouts along each of the margins further upslope indicate that lava is still being delivered to the tube system and that it remains active.

None of the current lava activity is threatening the community at the present time. Civil Defense, along with Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, will continue to monitor the flow and keep the public informed.

Light to moderate smoke conditions were reported Sunday morning as a light northwest wind was blowing smoke in a southeast direction. These conditions, as usual, have the possibility of changing. Those who experience respiratory issues are advised to take necessary precautions, which may include staying indoors.

A light rain falling in the area was observed during Civil Defense’s overflight. There is no current fire threat to communities in the area.

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