(BIVN) – A new lava flow fed by a reactivated fissure in Leilani Estates is moving east within the subdivision, covering roads as it goes, civil defense reported this afternoon. Civil defense says:
Fissure 7 reactivated this morning and is actively fountaining lava. The flow is moving towards the east into Leilani Estates. So far, it has covered Kaupili and Mohala Streets, between Leilani Avenue and the fissure line. The flow continues to be active.
So far today, the middle portion of the lower East Rift Zone fissure system continues to be the most active. From HCCD:
There are currently three lava flows entering the ocean between Pohoiki Bay and MacKenzie State Park (Highway 137 mile markers 12 to 14). Lava eruption continues in the area of Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens from Fissure 22, which is feeding the two other ocean entries.
“Due to frequent ash emissions at the Kilauea summit and increased sulfur dioxide emissions, residents should take action to limit exposure,” emergency officials warned. Due to the volcanic activity, the following policies are in effect:
- Be aware of the laze hazard and stay away from any ocean plume.
- Residents down rift of the lava flows should be prepared to voluntarily evacuate at a moment’s notice.
- For more information about the ocean entries and the most up-to-date maps, visit the USGS Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory’s website.
- Residents can learn more about current sulfur dioxide emission levels and forecasts by visiting the University of Hawaii’s Vog Measurement and Prediction Project website.