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June 27 Lava Flow Update 3/11/15

March 11, 2015, 8:39 AM HST
* Updated March 11, 8:41 AM
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Following its Wednesday morning overflight assessment of the June 27 lava flow, Hawai’i County Civil Defense noted that the south margin breakout has advanced 130 yards since Tuesday morning.

Currently, the flow is approaching the area where the original flow front stalled and is about 0.6 miles upslope from the Highway 130 intersection near the Pahoa MarketPlace. In addition to the flow’s advancement, Civil Defense says it is widening as it remains active.

Numerous small breakouts continue to occupy areas along both margins of the flow, beginning just above the stalled flow fronts up to the summit areas. This activity continues to provide proof that the tube system is being supplied and lava is making its way downslope.

Civil Defense says that at the current time, there is no immediate threat to communities in the area. The agency, along with Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, will continue to monitor the flow closely and will keep the public informed of any changes.

Light to moderate smoke and vog conditions were reported Wednesday morning as a light southwest wind was blowing the smoke and vog in a northeast direction. These conditions, as usual, have the possibility of changing and those who are sensitive are advised to take precautions.

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Hawai’i County Civil Defense lava flow map, as of March 11 at 7 a.m. Civil Defense image.

Hawai’i County Civil Defense lava flow map, as of March 11 at 7 a.m. Civil Defense image.

Hawai’i County Civil Defense lava flow map, as of March 11 at 7 a.m. Civil Defense image.

Hawai’i County Civil Defense lava flow map, as of March 11 at 7 a.m. Civil Defense image.

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