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5 PM: Lava Approximately .1 Miles From Pohoiki Boat Ramp

July 29, 2018, 6:30 AM HST
* Updated July 29, 6:15 PM
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KĪLAUEA SUMMIT LIVESTREAM LINK from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory tower viewed toward the east-southeast.

KĪLAUEA SUMMIT LIVESTREAM LINK from the Northeast Caldera Rim viewed toward the south.

CLICK HERE FOR INTERACTIVE LAVA MAP FOR JULY 29, 2018

Sunday, July 29, 5 p.m: Lava Approximately .1 Miles From Pohoiki Boat Ramp

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Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports earthquakes continue at Kilauea Summit and Fissure 8 continues to erupt into the channel sending lava flows into the ocean at Ahalanui, creating a large laze plume. HVO field crews report fluctuations in the channel level with spillovers occurring locally along the channel.  The margin of the flow remains approximately 500 feet from the Pohoiki Boat Ramp at Isaac Hale Park with the main ocean entry approximately 0.1 miles northeast of Pohoiki Boat Ramp.

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State Highways reports no new cracks on Highway 11, but requests motorists between mile marker 28 and 32 stay on the pavement, be alert for changes in roadway conditions, and drive with caution.

The following guidelines remain in effect:

  • Check all utility connections of water, gas, and electricity for potential damage from earthquake activity.
  • Do not access the active flow field due to extreme hazard. Be aware of channel spillovers and other breakouts are possible on the active flow field.
  • The ocean entry continues to produce a “laze” plume. Take precautions and stay out of the plume to avoid exposure to hydrochloric acid and glass particles, which can irritate the skin, eyes, and lungs.

Disaster assistance is available island-wide to individuals and businesses in Hawai‘i County that have been affected by the Kīlauea eruption.

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The Disaster Recovery Center is moving to the Pāhoa Community Center beginning tomorrow Monday, July 30. Hours of operations is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.on Saturdays.

Sunday, July 29, 12:30 p.m: No Tsunami From Collapse Event

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports a collapse event at Halemaumau Crater occurred at 12:10 p.m..

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports the energy was equal to a 5.4 magnitude earthquake and reports there is NO TSUNAMI THREAT to the Island of Hawai‘i.

ITS PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS ARE

ORIGIN TIME – 1210 PM HST 29 JUL 2018
COORDINATES – 19.4 NORTH 155.3 WEST
LOCATION – IN THE SUMMIT REGION OF KILAUEA VOLCANO
MAGNITUDE – 5.4

Due to this volcanic activity, the following is provided for your safety;

  • Residents in the area affected by earthquakes are advised to monitor utility connections of gas, electricity, and water after earthquakes.
  • Motorist in the affected area be careful of possible cracks on roadways.
  • If ash is observed, seek cover and stay indoors.

July 28, 2018, Kīlauea lower East Rift Zone: Overflows from the Fiissure 8 lava channel may have ignited this fire, producing dark smoke on Halekamahina, an older cinder-and-spatter cone to the west of Kapoho Crater. PC: USGS

Sunday, July 29, 6 a.m.:

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports earthquakes continue at the Kīlauea Summit.

Fissure 8 continues to erupt sending lava flows into the ocean at Ahalanui, creating a large laze plume.

HVO field crews report spillovers along the lava channel caused some brushfires along Highway 132 during the evening.

The eastern margin of the flow near Pohoiki has not advanced southward and remains approximately 500 feet from the Pohoiki Boat Ramp at Isaac Hale Park.

State Highways reports no new cracks on Highway 11, but request motorists stay on the pavement and be alert for changes in roadway conditions between mile markers 28 and 32.

The following guidelines remain in effect:

  • Check all utility connections of water, gas, and electricity for potential damage from earthquake activity.
  • Do not access the active flow field due to the extreme hazard of overflows and other breakouts.
  • The ocean entry continues to produce a “laze” plume. Stay out of the plume to avoid exposure to hydrochloric acid and glass particles, which can irritate the skin, eyes, and lungs.

Disaster assistance is available islandwide to individuals and businesses in Hawai‘i County who have been affected by the Kilauea eruption.

The Disaster Recovery Center is closed on Sundays, but will open Monday at the Pāhoa Community Center. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

Access placards are available at the Civil Defense office located at 920 Ululani St. in Hilo.

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