(ABOVE) USGS webcam looking southeast of the Pāhoa Marketplace, this morning’s image shows a whisp of smoke from the June 27th lava flow.
- Already dealing with impacts from a severe storm, civil defense managed to make observations over the lava flow this morning. The flow front and south margin breakout appeared to have stalled, officials report, and there has been no advancement since yesterday.
This morning’s civil defense audio message:
This morning’s assessment shows that the flow front and south margin breakout appeared to have stalled and there has been no advancement since yesterday. The front or leading edge remains .5 miles upslope of the Highway 130 and Pahoa Village Road intersection and approximately 660 yards from the Pahoa Market Place complex. Surface breakouts and activity along both margins continues upslope however, current activity does not pose an immediate threat to area communities. Civil Defense and Hawaiian Volcano Observatory personnel are maintaining close observations of the flow. Residents and businesses down slope will be kept informed of any changes in flow activity, advancement, and status.
Smoke conditions were moderate this morning with a light East wind blowing the smoke in a west direction. Smoke conditions may increase in some areas and individuals who may be sensitive or have respiratory problems are advised to take necessary precautions and to remain indoors Hawaii County Civil Defense on Jan. 3 at 7:30 a.m. HST