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June 27 Lava Flow Update – 3/10/15

March 10, 2015, 9:02 AM HST
* Updated March 10, 9:03 AM
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After stalling for a day, the south margin breakout of the June 27 lava flow has advanced once again. Hawai’i County Civil Defense said Tuesday that the flow has traveled 40 yards since Monday morning and currently remains 0.7 miles upslope from Highway 130. Although it has advanced, Civil Defense has noted that the flow is sluggish and continues to widen.

Following its overflight assessment, Civil Defense also reported continued surface activity and activity that extends just above the stalled flow fronts along each margin to the summit area. These conditions provide evidence, according to Civil Defense, that the tube system is still active and traveling downslope.

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 maintain a watchful eye on activity and keep the public informed of any changes.

Light smoke conditions were reported again on Tuesday as a light northwest wind was blowing the smoke in a southeast direction. These conditions, as usual, may change and those who have respiratory issues should properly prepare.

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This photo, taken March 10, shows upslope surface activity. Hawai'i County Civil Defense photo.

This photo, taken March 10, shows upslope surface activity. Hawai’i County Civil Defense photo.

This photo, taken March 10, shows a view from the south flow margin, looking down slope towards Hwy 130, Pahoa Marketplace, and Apaa Street. Hawai'i County Civil Defense photo.

This photo, taken March 10, shows a view from the south flow margin, looking downslope towards Highway 130, Pahoa Marketplace, and Apaa Street. Hawai’i County Civil Defense photo.

Hawai’i County Civil Defense lava flow map, as of March 10 at 7 a.m. Civil Defense image.

Hawai’i County Civil Defense lava flow map, as of March 10 at 7 a.m. Civil Defense image.

Hawai’i County Civil Defense lava flow map, as of March 10 at 7 a.m. Civil Defense image.

Hawai’i County Civil Defense lava flow map, as of March 10 at 7 a.m. Civil Defense image.

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