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June 27 Lava Flow Update – 3/21/15

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As the weekend arrives, the active portions of the June 27 lava flow continue to keep their distance from the downslope portions of the flow nearest to Pahoa.

Hawai’i County Civil Defense said Saturday morning that although downslope portions are showing very little activity, small breakouts in the upslope areas remain active.

These upslope breakouts continue along both margins of the flow, about 8 miles upslope, and near the summit area.

At the current time, the lava is not posing a threat to communities in the area. Civil Defense, along with Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, will continue to monitor conditions are keep the public informed.

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Light smoke conditions were reported Saturday morning as a light north wind was blowing smoke in a southeast direction. These conditions, although very light currently, have the potential to change. Individuals who are sensitive or have a history of respiratory difficulty are advised by officials to take necessary precautions.

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