(BIVN) – Fissure 8, and the channel leading from Fissure 8, show no sign of reactivation. “Fissures 9, 10, and 24 up-rift of Fissure 8, and the down-rift Fissures 13, 23, 3, 21 and 7 continue to steam, but are not incandescent,” the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory stated on Friday. “Lava is oozing at several points along the Kapoho Bay and Ahalanui coastline creating wispy laze plumes.”
This morning, Hawaii County Civil Defense issued this message:
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that eruptive activity remains at reduced levels at Kilauea Summit and the lower east rift zone. Seismic activity at the summit is low with few earthquakes. A small lava pond remains in the Fissure 8 cone. Observations yesterday show the pond to be largely crusted over with some areas glowing. Fissure 8 along with other Fissures continue to release gas. Lava is oozing at several points along the Kapoho Bay and Ahalanui coastline creating a laze plume.
Although the lull in activity continues, it is common for eruptions to go through periods of diminished output, or to pause completely, only to reactivate days or weeks later, or longer. Activity could occur at any time, and residents should remain informed and heed Hawaii County Civil Defense messages and warnings.
The following guidelines remain in effect:
Do not access the flow field due to extreme hazard. Lava eruption could resume at any time.
Motorists on Highway 11 between the 28 and 32 mile marker are advised to stay on the pavement, be alert for changes in road conditions, and drive with caution.
The plates on Highway 130 are stable, motorists are reminded to slow down while traveling through the area.
The Disaster Recovery Center, located at the Pahoa Community Center is open.
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