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- The active north breakout has not advanced since yesterday and appears sluggish, reports Hawaii County Civil Defense. The lobe is located 0.4 miles from Highway 130 to the west or mauka of the Pahoa Police and Fire Stations.
- Lava related brush fire activity is limited to hot spots and flare ups within the fire perimeters. There is currently no fire threat to area residents and properties.
- Two active breakout 1 to 1.5 miles upslope are sluggish and showing little signs of advancement. The lobe had entered a drainage area leading to the steepest-descent path that crosses Highway 130 about .6 miles south of the Makuʻu Farmer’s Market.
- Smoke conditions were light to moderate with a light east wind blowing the smoke in a west direction.
There was a clear view on the Pahoa Market Place webcam this morning. There was almost no smoke, and Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa are visible in the distance.
Today’s Civil Defense audio message:
This morning’s assessments shows that the original flow front and south margin breakout remain stalled. The breakout along the north side of the flow continues to be active however very sluggish has not advanced since yesterday. The leading edge or front of this breakout remains .4miles from the area of Highway 130 to the west or mauka of the Pahoa Police and Fire Stations. Two other breakouts along the north margin approximately 1-1.5 miles further upslope or behind the flow front remain active however sluggish and showing little signs of advancement. The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency and Hawaiian Volcano Observatory are maintaining close observations of the flow. All current activity does not pose a threat to area communities and residents and businesses down slope will be informed of any changes in flow activity and advancement.
Hawaii Fire Department personnel and equipment remain on scene and are monitoring the fire conditions. All fires that occurred are contained with the fire break perimeters and all burning activity is limited to hot spots and flare ups within the fire perimeters. There is currently no fire threat to area residents and properties.
Smoke conditions were light to moderate 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.
Additional updates will be posted as conditions change.
On behalf of the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency and our partners we would like to thank everyone for your assistance and cooperation. Hawaii County Civil Defense on Jan. 19 at 7:30 a.m. HST
Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt at its summit and within its East Rift Zone. In the East Rift Zone, the breakout that had become the leading edge of the June 27th lava flow in the last few days was active, but has been moving sluggishly and has not advanced appreciably over the last day, according to the Civil Defense assessment this morning. The leading edge remains approximately 650 m (0.4 mi) from Highway 130. Breakouts upslope were also active.
June 27th Lava Flow Observations: According to this morning’s report from Hawai`i County Civil Defense, the June 27th lava flow did not advance appreciably since yesterday, and the tip is still about 650 m (0.4 mi) from the highway, in the vicinity of the fire and police stations
The northern flow lobe that broke out from the main flow about 1.5 miles upslope of the tip was also active along its margins and in its interior, but was moving sluggishly during HVO’s mapping on Friday. It is in a drainage area leading to the steepest-descent path that crosses Highway 130 about 1 km (0.6 mi) south of the Makuʻu Farmer’s Market.
Puʻu ʻŌʻō Observations: The tiltmeter on the north flank of Puʻu ʻŌʻō cone did not record any significant change in tilt over the past 24 hours. All other monitoring data indicated no significant changes at Puʻu ʻŌʻō. The most recent measurement of sulfur dioxide emissions from all East Rift Zone vents was about 200 tonnes per day on January 7.
Summit Observations: No significant change in tilt was recorded at the summit during the past day. The summit lava lake displayed minor lava level fluctuations associated with changes in spattering behavior, which are also manifested as variations in tremor amplitudes and gas release. Small amounts of particulate material were carried aloft by the plume. The emission rate of sulfur dioxide ranged from around 4,500 to 7,600 tonnes/day during the week ending January 13.USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory on Jan. 19 at 8:41 a.m. HST