(BIVN) – Activity continues on the lower East Rift Zone, as lava from Fissure 8 is feeding into the perched channel and supplying flows to the ocean downslope.
Pohoiki still stands, as evidenced by a morning Paradise Helicopter overflight that was livestreamed by Bruce Omori. Yesterday, as active lava was pushing south towards the Bowls and Shacks areas, and many feared the demise of the popular Isaac Hale Beach Park and Pohoiki boat ramp was at hand. Lava continues to enter the ocean and is producing a large laze plume in the area of what was once Ahalanui Beach Park.
The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported earlier this morning that no new overflows were observed in the lower East Rift Zone overnight. “Lava in the channels will likely increase after the next collapse event,” scientists said.
As seismicity at the Kīlauea Volcano summit increases leading up to the next collapse/explosion event, Hawaii County Civil Defense urges the Volcano community to “be alert for cracks and damage to roadways from earthquakes” when driving, and to “check all utility connections of water, gas and electricity.”
There will be a community meeting for the Ka’u District at the Pahala Community Center at 6 this evening to discuss the ongoing event at Kilauea.