UPDATE (4:30 p.m.) – Officials say the small overflow outbreak near the intersection of Highway 132 and Pohoiki is now fully confined to the channel.
“There is currently no immediate threat,” Civil Defense said in an updated message, “but residents close to the active flow should stay alert and heed warnings from Civil Defense officials and be prepared to voluntarily evacuate with little notice.”
(BIVN) – Emergency officials are growing concerned about an area on the Fissure 8 channelized lava flow in the area of Lava Tree State Park.
Hawaii County Civil Defense reported at 3 p.m. that they “are monitoring lava cresting the perched flow channel near the intersection of Highway 132 and Pohoiki.”
Due to the current volcanic activity, civil defense says the following:
- Residents near the intersection of Highway 132 and Pohoiki should be prepared to voluntarily evacuate with little notice.
- Residents in adjacent areas, close to the active flow should stay alert and heed warnings from Civil Defense officials.
- Please stay out of the Lava Tree State Park.
“Sulfur Dioxide emissions remain high from fissure eruptions,” civil defense added in its afternoon alert message. “If you feel the effects of sulfur dioxide exposure shelter-in-place or leave the immediate area. You can monitor sulfur dioxide and hydrogen sulfide on Hawaii Island by visiting the Civil Defense website.”