(ABOVE PHOTO) Today’s map of the lava flow courtesy Hawaii County Civil Defense.
- The June 27 flow front has advanced about 60 yards to the northeast since yesterday.
This morning’s assessment shows that the flow front continues to be active and has advanced approximately 60 yards since yesterday. The narrow flow front is moving northeast and has entered an area of lighter vegetation east of the forest line. There was little burning activity along the flow front and the smoke conditions in the area were light to moderate with a light trade wind out of the northeast. A second very short and narrow finger or breakout was also noted along the north side of the flow front and located approximately 30 yards behind or further back from the leading edge of the flow.
Current flow activity does not pose an immediate threat to area communities and no evacuation is needed at this time. Area residents will be given adequate notice to safely evacuate should that be necessary.
The public is reminded that the flow is not visible and cannot be accessed from any public areas. Access to the Kaohe Homesteads subdivision will remain restricted to area residents only. Hawaii County Civil Defense on Oct. 10
Activity along the June 27th lava flow continues, with lava moving through the tube from Puʻu ʻŌʻō to the flow front. Based on this morning’s civil defense over flight, the leading edge of the flow has advanced 55 m (60 yards) to the northeast since yesterday. A small finger of lava was observed just behind the flow front along the north edge of the flow. Small breakouts also continue along the tube system upslope from the leading edge of the flow.
Puʻu ʻŌʻō Observations: There was no significant net change in ground tilt at Puʻu ʻŌʻō over the past day. Glow was visible overnight above several outgassing openings in the crater floor. The most recent sulfur-dioxide emission-rate measurement for the East Rift Zone was 450 tonnes per day (from all sources) on October 9, 2014. Seismic tremor has been low and constant.
Summit Observations: Inflationary ground tilt at Kīlauea’s summit continues this morning along with an increase in the lava lake level at the summit vent. There was no major change in seismicity on Kīlauea over the past day. USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory on Oct. 10