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June 27 Lava Flow Update – 3/5/15

March 5, 2015, 9:02 AM HST
* Updated March 6, 9:41 AM
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Hawai’i County Civil Defense reported light smoke conditions blowing in a southeast direction following its Thursday morning overflight assessment of the June 27 lava flow.

After being unable to conduct an assessment on Wednesday due to poor weather conditions, Civil Defense was in the air early Thursday morning.

Officials say that although little change has been observed in the downslope areas of the flow, activity on the surface and along the margins continues upslope. The activity has been observed above the flow fronts, currently stalled, to the summit area, where a variety of small breakouts have been recently observed.

The activity observed on the surface and along the margins continued to provide proof of an active tube system and lava traveling downslope, according to Civil Defense.

None of the current lava activity poses a threat to communities in the area. Civil Defense, along with Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, will continue to monitor conditions and keep the public informed.

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Hawai’i County Civil Defense lava flow map, as of March 5 at 7 a.m. Civil Defense image.

Hawai’i County Civil Defense lava flow map, as of March 5 at 7 a.m. Civil Defense image.

Hawai’i County Civil Defense lava flow map, as of March 5 at 7 a.m. Civil Defense image.

Hawai’i County Civil Defense lava flow map, as of March 5 at 7 a.m. Civil Defense image.

Hawai’i County Civil Defense lava flow map, as of March 5 at 7 a.m. Civil Defense image.

Hawai’i County Civil Defense lava flow map, as of March 5 at 7 a.m. Civil Defense image.

This photo, taken March 3 at 7 a.m., shows a view from the north flow margin, looking down slope towards Highway 130 and Pahoa Marketplace. Hawai'i County Civil Defense photo.

This photo, taken March 3 at 7 a.m., shows a view from the north flow margin, looking down slope towards Highway 130 and Pahoa Marketplace. Hawai’i County Civil Defense photo.

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