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Minimal Activity Continues at Summit, LERZ

August 9, 2018, 6:36 AM HST
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Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018, 6 a.m.: Minimal Activity Continues at Summit, LERZ

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that eruptive activity remains minimal at Kīlauea Summit and at the Lower East Rift Zone from Fissure 8. Seismic activity at the summit is low with few earthquakes. Field crews report a lava pond remains confined to Fissure 8.

HVO continues to monitor Kilauea for possible signs of reactivation.

The following guidelines remain in effect:

Do not access the flow field due to extreme hazard. Lava eruption could resume at any time.

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Motorists on Highway 11 between the 28 and 32 mile marker are advised to stay on the pavement, be alert for changes in road conditions, and drive with caution.

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The Disaster Recovery Center, located at the Pāhoa Community Center is open as is early voting in Pāhoa and Pahala.

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