June 27 Lava Flow Update – 3/7/15
After weeks of little activity and stalled downslope areas, Hawai’i County Civil Defense reported Saturday morning that a small breakout located on the south margin of the flow, about 800 yards upslope from the stalled flow front, has shown signs of advancement. Officials say the breakout will be monitored closely.
Additional activity continues along the north and south margins just upslope of the stalled flow front and all the way up to the summit area. The breakouts and surface activity confirm that lava is still being supplied to the tube system and is traveling downslope, according to Civil Defense.
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 conditions and keep the public informed of any changes.
Civil Defense reported light smoke conditions Saturday morning as a light northwest wind was blowing smoke in a southeast direction. These conditions, as usual, have the possibility of changing. Individuals with sensitivities or who have a history of respiratory issues should prepare and take necessary precautions.