(BIVN) – Activity at the top of Kilauea and along the lower East Rift Zone continues in the same way it has for the past few weeks. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports earthquakes are ongoing at the summit, and Fissure 8 is still erupting, sending lava flows into the ocean at Ahalanui.
Video from morning lava boat tours show Pohoiki boat ramp still stands. The most recent measurements placed the margin of the flow at the ocean entry approximately 500 feet from the Pohoiki boat ramp.
Civil defense says State Highways reports no new cracks on Highway 11, but request motorists stay on the pavement and be alert for changes in roadway conditions between mile markers 28 and 32. There will be an eruption information meeting in Volcano Village tonight at Cooper Center at 5:30 p.m. regarding emergency preparations.
In this morning’s message, Hawaii County Civil Defense repeated these guidelines:
- Check all utility connections of water, gas, and electricity for potential damage from earthquake activity.
- Do not access the active flow field due to the extreme hazard of overflows and other breakouts.
- The ocean entry continues to produce a “laze” plume. Stay out of the plume to avoid exposure to hydrochloric acid and glass particles, which can irritate the skin, eyes, and lungs.