East Hawaii News

June 27 Lava Flow Update 3/11/15

Play
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio... Article will play after ad...
Playing in :00
A
A
A

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.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD
ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

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.

    +
    SWIPE LEFT OR RIGHT
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.

ADVERTISEMENT

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay in-the-know with daily or weekly
headlines delivered straight to your inbox.
Cancel
×

Comments

This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments