(BIVN) – Hawaii County Civil Defense reported at noon that it is making some policy changes, as the vigorous eruption of lava continues from the lower East Rift Zone fissure system in the area of Leilani Estates.
The mandatory evacuation order continues for Leilani Estates from Pomaikai Street and to the east, emergency officials say. However, “the curfew has been lifted west of Pomaikai. Access is for residents with official credentials only,” civil defense said today.
Another note from Civil Defense: “If you have been displaced, please fill out a Universal Intake Form at the Recovery Information and Assistance Center (RIAC) at the Pahoa Community Center, Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m to 3 p.m. This allows you to register as a disaster survivor so you can apply to receive assistance.”
From the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory today at 8:50 a.m. HST:
Overnight, lava fountaining at Fissure 8 fluctuated, reaching heights of 230 feet. This activity is feeding a lava channel flowing east to the Kapoho Bay area. Observations by HVO geologists and the University of Hawaii at Hilo UAS crew during the night indicated that the northern lobe of the Fissure 8 flow is not receiving significant lava, and the lobe that was active on the west side of the Four Corners cinder pit is inactive. The morning overflight confirmed these observations and revealed minor overflows from the channel. Lava is entering the ocean along a broad front in the general area of Kapoho Bay and Vacationland. Lava also continues to creep north through what remains of Kapoho Beach Lots.
No other fissures are active.
A community meeting on volcanic ash and VOG will be held tonight, Thursday, June 7, in Volcano at the Cooper Center at 7:00 in the evening.