(BIVN) – Hawaii County Civil Defense reported on Tuesday morning that Fissure 6 reactivated overnight and has been erupting since midnight.
The lava flows from Fissure 6 are slowly flowing closer to the Puna Geothermal Venture property, civil defense says.
At this time the situation is being closely monitored, the officials say, adding that there is no immidiate threat to wells.
Civil defense is also warning of continued laze from the lava ocean entry.
Kalapana and Kapoho Roads are open to residents only. Identification is required.
Highway 137 is closed to all traffic between Kamaili Road and Pohoiki Road.
Kamaili Road is closed to all thru traffic.
An eruption community information meeting will be held at the Pahoa High cafeteria on Tuesday, May 22 at 5:30 in the evening.