(ABOVE PHOTO) A look at the narrow flow front, taken during a Friday overflight by the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. Kaohe Homesteads subdivision in the upper left portion of the image.
(ABOVE VIDEO) Hawaii County Civil Defense message with video and photos taken by USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory on Friday.
- The lava flow front has advanced 75 yards since yesterday. It is moving northeast and is .6 miles from the Apa’a Street area near the Pahoa transfer station.
- Smoke conditions were moderate to heavy this morning in the Kaohe Homesteads area due to a light northwest wind.
This morning’s assessment shows that the flow front continues to be active and has advanced approximately 75 yards since yesterday. The flow continues to move in a northeast direction and is presently approximately .6 miles from the Apa’a Street area near the Pahoa transfer station. All burning activity is limited to vegetation that is in direct contact with the flow and there is no brush fire threat at this time. Smoke conditions were moderate to heavy this morning in the Kaohe Homesteads area due to a light northwest wind.
Current flow activity continues to move in a northeast direction and 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. 13
Activity along the June 27th lava flow continues, with lava moving through the tube from Puʻu ʻŌʻō to the flow front. This morning’s Civil Defense over flight observed that the flow has advanced 70-80 meters (75-85 yards) toward the northeast since yesterday. Numerous active breakouts were observed near the flow front, and continue along the tube system upslope from the leading edge of the flow. There are multiple areas burning along the edges of the flow. An HVO over flight is scheduled for this morning.
Puʻu ʻŌʻō Observations: There was no significant change in ground tilt at Puʻu ʻŌʻō over the past day. Glow was visible overnight above several out gassing 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: The deflationary ground tilt observed over the past several days switched to inflationary ground tilt early this morning. There was no major change in seismicity on Kīlauea over the past day. A few earthquakes occurred beneath Kīlauea’s summit and south flank, and seismic tremor remained low and varied with changes in spattering on the surface of the lava lake.USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory on Oct. 12