(BIVN) – Ground and aerial observations show no significant changes in the lava flow field from Fissure 8 to the ocean entry, scientists say.
“Currently, there is no immediate threat,” emergency officials repeated on Monday, “but persons near the active flow should be prepared and heed warnings from Civil Defense.”
One small overflow from Fissure Eight “sent lava directly toward our home last night!” exclaimed Mick Kalber, the videographer behind the daily Tropical Visions / Paradise Helicopter aerial video. “A sizable flow to the northwest of the cone spilled lava down the river bank toward the homes on Nohea Street. Ours is on Kupono… just one street up. Fortunately by morning, the substantial outbreak had stalled, just before leaving the flow field… but nearly reaching a home nearby,” Kalber wrote in a late Sunday message.
Short-lived overflows of lava from the established channel occur periodically but generally do not travel beyond the existing flow field, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory wrote.
USGS also reported very small, short flows were observed near Fissure 22 on Sunday.
Disaster assistance is available island-wide to individuals and businesses in Hawaii County that have been affected by the Kilauea eruption, civil defense says. The Disaster Recovery Center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and is located at the Keaau High School Gym.