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4 PM: Trade Winds are Expected to Weaken

July 8, 2018, 8:53 AM HST
* Updated July 8, 4:33 PM
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Sunday, July 8, 2018, 4 p.m.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 continues to be very active and is feeding a lava channel to the ocean at Kapoho. The flow is producing a broad ocean entry along the shoreline, and continues to expand into Kapoho Beach Lots and north of Four Corners intersection.

Panorama of the Lower East Rift Zone Camera. July 8, 2018 at 4:15 p.m. PC: USGS

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The following policies remain in effect:

  • Kapoho Beach Lots and Four Corners area are closed to any access.
  • Be aware that spill overs of the channel and other breakouts are possible on the active flow field, do not access the active flow field due to extreme hazard.
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The National Weather Service forecast showery trade wind conditions through tonight. Trades are expected to weaken for a brief period tonight through Monday night.

The Disaster Recovery Center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends, and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. The Center is located at the Kea‘au High School Gym. If you need a ride, buses run between the two shelters and the Disaster Recovery Center.

Sunday, July 8, 2018, 6 a.m.: Broad Ocean Entry Continues

Ocean entry, July 6, 2018. PC: HCFC

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Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 continues to be very active and is feeding a lava channel to the ocean at Kapoho. The flow is producing a broad ocean entry along the shoreline, and continues to expand into Kapoho Beach Lots and north of Four Corners intersection.

The following policies remain in effect:

  • Kapoho Beach Lots and Four Corners area are closed to any access.
  • Be aware that spill overs of the channel and other breakouts are possible on the active flow field, do not access the active flow field due to extreme hazard.

The National Weather Service forecast showery trade wind conditions through tonight. Trades are expected to weaken for a brief period tonight through Monday night.

The Disaster Recovery Center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekends, and 8 a.m.to 6 p.m. weekdays. The Center is located at the Kea‘au High School Gym. If you need a ride, buses run between the two shelters and the Disaster Recovery Center.

The Salvation Army continues to operate a distribution center at the Pahoa Community Center on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.. If you have items you wish to donate, coordinate with the Salvation Army at (808) 756-0306.

3:15 a.m.: No Tsunami From 5.4-M Summit Collapse 

Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory reports a collapse/explosive event with energy equal to a 5.4 magnitude earthquake has occurred at Halema‘uma‘u Crater at 2:55 a.m. For more information, click here.

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