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June 27 Lava Flow Update – 3/23/15

March 23, 2015, 8:37 AM HST
* Updated March 23, 8:40 AM
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Activity in the downslope areas of the June 27 lava flow continue to show minimal activity, according to Hawai’i County Civil Defense’s Monday morning overflight assessment.

Despite the nearly inactive downslope area of the flow, upslope activity continues to be observed. Beginning about 8 miles upslope of the stalled flow fronts, the activity continues up to the Pu’u O’o summit area.

Three main breakouts are being be observed through webcam monitoring. Hawaiian Volcano Observatory says that the breakouts are the same ones near the summit area that have been monitored for over a week.

None of the flow activity is posing a current threat to communities in the area. Civil Defense, along with HVO, will continue to monitor conditions and inform the public of any changes.

Light smoke conditions were observed Monday morning as a light north wind was blowing smoke in a southeast direction. Due to rain in the area, burning activity was minimal. As usual, smoke conditions have the potential of increasing and those who are sensitive should take necessary precautions.

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