- There has been no advancement of any of the down slope flow areas, according to this morning’s civil defense overflight.
- The breakout 1.2 miles downslope Puʻu ʻŌʻō remains active, according to a Saturday update from USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. The breakout may be keeping the full volume of erupted lava from the flow front.
This morning’s assessment continues to show no advancement of any of the down slope flow areas and all visible activity was limited to breakouts within or on the surface of the lava pad and breakouts along both margins further upslope. All current activity does not pose an immediate threat to area communities. The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency and Hawaiian Volcano Observatory are maintaining close observations of the flow. Residents and businesses down slope will be informed of any changes in flow activity and advancement.
Smoke and vog conditions were moderate to heavy with a light southwest wind blowing the smoke in a northeast direction. Smoke and vog 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. Burning activity related to the recent brush fire was limited to several hot spots and flare-ups within the fire area. There is no fire threat to any nearby communities and the fire conditions will be monitored closely.
The community is reminded that the Public Lava Viewing area at the Pahoa Transfer Station has been closed effective this past Sunday February 1st. This is to allow for the restoration of the transfer station and to restore normal operations by March 1st. We apologize for any inconvenience
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 Feb. 8 at 7:30 a.m. HST