June 27 Lava Flow Update – 3/3/15
Hawai’i County Civil Defense reported light smoke conditions Tuesday morning following its overflight assessment of the June 27 lava flow. Wind was blowing the smoke in a southwest direction.
Also observed during the overflight was very little change in downslope activity of the flow and the major downslope areas continue to show no advancement.
According to officials, surface activity continues on the flow pad and surface breakouts continue to occur along the north and south margins of the June 27 lava flow. Along the margins, small breakouts have been observed just above the stalled flow fronts all the way up to the summit area.
These breakouts, Civil Defense says, “provide indication that the tube system is being supplied and lava from the source is making its way to the downslope areas.”
None of the current lava activity is posing a threat to communities in the area. Civil Defense, along with Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, will continue to monitor the flow and keep the public informed.