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Hawaii County Civil Defense Map Showing Fissures, Flows and Roadblocks

This map is updated daily. Showing Leilani Estates and surrounding area. 

Lava Cam - Fissure 8 View

Harry Durgin is providing an excellent resource for everyone by providing a cam feed of Fissure 8 that is refreshed every 2 minutes. 

Kilauea Eruption Information Resources

County of Hawai'i has resources and information for those who need help 

Civil Defense Updates

Mayor Kim Lifts Mandatory Evacuation Order In Leilani Estates 9/8/18

 

Hawai`i County Mayor Lifts Mandatory Evacuation in Leilani Estates

Mayor Harry Kim is lifting the mandatory evacuation order for Leilani Estates, effective Saturday, September 8 at 9:00 a.m. The area east of Pomaika’i Street had been closed since May 31, 2018 due to lava flows and volcanic gas from the Kilauea Lower East Rift Zone eruption.

Access to Leilani Estates will remain restricted to residents and authorized personnel only. The entire flow field, including a 50-yard perimeter, remains off limits. Residents with property within the 50-yard flow field perimeter must notify Civil Defense for a waiver.

Residents returning to portions of the impacted area in Leilani Estates may experience delays of first responder services due to limited access points and road conditions.

“Leilani Estates was evacuated to preserve health and safety, and to protect residents until the hazards were reduced from the eruption” said Mayor Harry Kim. “We are happy residents can return to their homes but caution everyone to stay vigilant and be prepared as conditions can change rapidly.”

Residents moving back into their homes should take the following safety precautions.

  • Maintain awareness – Have a rapid retreat plan and monitor messages from Hawai‘i County Civil Defense and HVO. The eruption could resume at any time.
  • Consider eye and breathing protection against volcanic particulates, which irritate the eyes, respiratory system and skin. Be aware that sweeping, shoveling, or wiping the material can produce glassy dust.
  • Volcanic gases are still present around and downwind of fissures, particularly Fissure 8, and some cracks. Such emissions might take weeks or months to cease once eruptive activity ends.
  • Be aware of large ground cracks which remain on roads and across land parcels, and be mindful while walking or driving in the area.
  • Dead vegetation – Trees and other vegetation killed during the eruption may fall suddenly.

The Leilani Estates Community Center will be open on Saturday at 9:00 a.m.  Personnel from Civil Defense and the Leilani Community Association will provide information to residents returning to their homes.  For further information, please contact Kelly Wooten at Civil Defense at kelly.wooten@hawaiicounty.gov  or call 935-0031.

USGS HVO Updates

USGS HVO Update 9/9/18

 

HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY DAILY UPDATE
U.S. Geological Survey
Sunday, September 9, 2018, 9:40 AM HST (Sunday, September 9, 2018, 19:40 UTC)

KILAUEA VOLCANO (VNUM #332010)
19°25'16" N 155°17'13" W, Summit Elevation 4091 ft (1247 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WATCH
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

On Kīlauea Volcano's lower East Rift Zone (LERZ), minor amounts of incandescence and fume continue to be visible within the fissure 8 cone. Small lava flows have been observed within the fissure 8 cone, however none have extended outside the walls of the cone. There is no change in overall activity from observations over the past several days.

Seismicity and ground deformation remain low at the summit of Kīlauea. Small aftershocks from the magnitude-6.9 earthquake in early May continue to occur on faults located on Kīlauea's South Flank.

Yesterday, Puʻu ʻŌʻō crater experienced a series of small collapses. These produced episodes of visible brown plume throughout the day (the most prominent at about 10:30AM HST) and generated small tilt offsets and seismic energy recorded by nearby geophysical instruments. The collapses had no discernable effect on other parts of the rift, though we will continue to monitor for longer-term changes.

Tiltmeters in Kīlauea's middle East Rift Zone continue to record small amounts of inflationary tilt, which may be a sign of refilling of the rift zone. The rates have been steady over the past week and did not show a short-term change following yesterday’s collapses at Puʻu ʻŌʻō.

Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emission rates at the summit, Puʻu ʻŌʻō, and LERZ are drastically reduced; the combined rate is less than 1,000 tonnes/day, which is lower than at any time since late 2007. SO2 emission rates from LERZ vents were below 20 tonnes/day when measured on September 5th, close to the detection threshold of the measurement technique.

MORE INFORMATION

Subscribe to these messages: https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vns2/

Webcam images: https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/kilauea/multimedia_webcams.html

Photos/Video: https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/kilauea/multimedia_chronology.html

Lava Flow Maps: https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/kilauea/multimedia_maps.html

Definitions of terms used in update: https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/kilauea/extra/definitions.pdf

Overview of Kīlauea summit (Halemaʻumaʻu) and East Rift Zone (Puʻu ʻŌʻō ) eruptions:
https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/kilauea/extra/background.pdf

Summary of volcanic hazards from Kīlauea eruptions:
https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/kilauea/extra/hazards.pdf

Recent Earthquakes in Hawai'i (map and list):
https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/hvo/earthquakes/

Explanation of Volcano Alert Levels and Aviation Color Codes:
https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/activity/alertsystem/index.php
https://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2006/3139/

CONTACT INFORMATION:

askHVO@usgs.gov
 

FEMA Information

FEMA has an online area for those affected by the May, 2018 Lava Flow. You can sign up online by clicking on the link below.

EPA Combined Air Monitoring Map

 This viewer has been created through the collaboration of the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency, Hawaii State Department of Health, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It is intended to provide the public with information about air quality and potential health impacts from the current eruption event. Please monitor Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency messages and alerts for eruption-related updates and specific instructions. 

Video May 18, 2018 - Fire and Fury

Video by Mick Kalber and Hot Seat Hawaii

5/15/18 Halema'uma'u Ash Cloud

Andrew Hara

Map Showing Area of Eruptions

Byron Matthews Drone Footage 5/11/18

Leilani Estates Lava Damage

Audio From LCA Special Members Mtg. 7/28/18

Audio of LCA  Special Membership Mtg. on 7/28/18