June 27 Lava Flow Update – 3/14/15
Hawai’i County Civil Defense observed very little activity in the downslope areas of the June 27 lava flow on its Saturday morning overflight assessment.
Despite the lack of activity in lower portions of the flow, Civil Defense reported small breakouts approximately 8 miles upslope near the summit area.
Very light smoke conditions were reported as a moderate north wind was blowing smoke in a south direction.
Civil Defense says that only minimal burning was observed but it was limited to smoldering trees and vegetation within the flow pad.
At the current time, no 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 changes.