(BIVN) – Overnight, lava fountains up to 187 feet tall were observed at the Fissure 8 spatter cone, scientists said, feeding the established channel that transports lava to the ocean at the Kapoho coastline.
At 10:35 p.m., the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported one main ocean entry was producing a billowing plume of laze that is being blown onshore. No overflows from the channel were observed yesterday afternoon or evening.
The activity continues this morning, according to a Hawaii County Civil Defense update.
Also, “Fissures 6, 15 and 16 continue producing minor spattering,” civil defense stated in a morning message. “Trade winds are forecasted to return today pushing vog to the southwest.”
The Hawai’i Department of Health is holding a Volcanic Ash and Vog Community Meetings today meeting at Waikoloa Elementary & Middle School Cafeteria beginning at 6 p.m.
As of yesterday, civil defense reports 1,015 people have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance either online, by phone, or at the Disaster Recovery Center, or DRC.
The Small Business Administration has also handled 329 service requests from homeowners and/or businesses, officials say.
The DRC is open daily from 8am to 8pm, and is located at the Keaau High School Gym. The FEMA resource is available to residents of Hawai‘i County who suffered damage or losses from the Kilauea volcanic eruption and recent earthquakes.