Hawaii Volcano – Advancing Rapidly
Hawaii Volcano – Advancing Rapidly
Overwhelming Emission of Magma proceeds from the Lower East Rift Zone (LERZ) Crevice Framework in the Zone of Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens.
Fissure 8 kept up high wellsprings through Wednesday with supported statures surpassing 200 feet. The nearness of various auxiliary wellsprings that came to 60 feet. This fountain kept on nourishing a magma stream that moved down-slope along Highway 132. Propel rates were under 100 yards/hour for the three projections of the stream. The stream moved north of Highway 132 in the region of Noni Farms and Halekamahina streets. And from here the two easternmost flaps progressed in an all the more east-northeasterly course. And the westernmost projection progressed a northeasterly way.
The Fissure 18 stream stayed dynamic, pushing downslope toward Highway 137. It keeps a rate of considerably less than 100 yards per hour. There were sporadic blasts of action From Fissures 22, 6, and 13 Amid the day.
Pele’s hair and other lightweight volcanic glass from of Fissure 8 are tumbling toward the west of the crevice. And collecting on the ground inside Leilani Estates. Winds my float lighter particles to more noteworthy separations. Occupants encouraging to limit the presentation to these volcanic particles. These volcanic particles can cause skin and eye disturbance like volcanic fiery debris.
HVO field teams are nearby following the wellsprings, magma streams, and scattering from various crevices. They are working as conditions permit and revealing data to Hawai’i County Civil Defense. Teams are additionally keeping an eye on the status of ground breaks on Highway 130.
Volcanic gas discharges stay high from the crevice emissions. Twist conditions for Wednesday, May 30, are conjecture to bring about far-reaching vog over the Island of Hawai’i.
Magma keeps on being provided to the lower East Rift Zone. Tremor areas have not moved more distant downrift in a previous couple of days. And the quantity of found quakes stays low.
Volcano Summit (Kīlauea)
Cinder kept on ejecting discontinuously from the vent inside Halemaʻumaʻu hole, at Kīlauea’s summit. The National Weather Service watched a slag section ascending to 12,000 ft at around 11 a.m. At the beginning of today yet perceivability was exceptionally poor on the ground and ground spectators could affirm the occasion. Extra dangerous occasions that could deliver minor measures of cinder fall downwind are conceivable whenever. Tremor action with a couple of felt occasions revealed overnight. Volcanic gas discharges at the summit stay high and will consolidate with twist conditions. And it creates far-reaching vog over the Island of Hawai’i on Wednesday.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 6 p.m.
This is a Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Message for Wednesday, May 30 at 6 p.m.
HVO reports that lava from several fissures continues to move through Leilani Estates, Lanipuna Gardens and towards the Kapoho area.
They advising Residents of Kapoho Beach Lots and Vacationland to evacuate. It is due to the possibility of lava cutting off access to Beach Road near Four Corners. One lava flow is approximately 2.5 miles from Four Corners and a second is about a half-a-mile from Highway 137. This the north of Ahalanui County Park.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018, Noon
Given the dynamic idea of Kīlauea’s lower East Rift Zone ejection, with changing vent areas, crevices beginning and ceasing, and differing rates of magma emanation, outline appeared here are exactly as of the date/time noted—and could have changed quickly since that time. Shaded purple zones show magma streams ejected in 1840, 1955, 1960 and 2014-2015.
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that magma from a few gaps keeps on progressing toward the Kapoho territory.
They are encouraging Occupants of Kapoho Beach Lots and Vacationland to clear.
Due to the magma activity the going with procedures are therefore:
Evaluation said Streams are under 1/2 mile from Highway 137, north of Ahalenui County Park.
Cell phone and telephone landline exchanges in the Kapoho domain have been greatly obliged due to cut down power and telephone lines. Contact colleagues and relatives to guarantee they’re secured.
On account of advancing conditions, the going with is obliged for your information:
The state Department of Health has gotten reports of children using N95 shroud in school and outside. Be urged cloak are not made arrangements for use by adolescents or infants. Reduce their introduction by keeping them inside.
High joinings of SO2 are up ’til now appear in the Leilani Estates locale, where cleft continue transmitting gasses.
Inhabitants close to any volcanic development should stay alert and be set up to tenaciously clear if critical.
A social affair to discuss vog and powder presentation is reserved in the Ka’ū District at the Robert Herkes Gym in Pahala at 5:30 during the evening.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 11 a.m.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports the tremor that happened at around 10:57 a.m. was NOT sufficiently extensive to cause a torrent for the Island of Hawai’i.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 8 a.m.
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that lava from several fissures continues to advance toward the Kapoho area.
Due to the lava activity, the following policies are in effect:
- Flows are advancing on Highway 137, approaching Beach Road. So there is a restriction at Beach Road to resident traffic from Four Corners to Hawaiian Beaches to allow evacuations.
- Limitation in Cell phone and telephone landline communications in the Kapoho area due to downed power and telephone lines. Contact friends and relatives to make sure they’re safe.
- Do not proceed to Highway 132. Highway 132 out of order and no access.
- Stay tuned to local radio stations for updates from Civil Defense.
Due to changing conditions, the following is provided for your information:
NE trade winds have returned and will continue to send vog toward Ocean View and Kona.
High concentrations of volcanic gasses are still present in the Leialani Estates area, where fissures continue to create high fountains of lava.
The Pāhoa Community Center, Kea‘au Community Center and Sure Foundation Church are open. The shelters are pet-friendly.
HVO, 6 a.m
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the lava flow from several fissures continues to advance toward the Kapoho area.
There is an Evacuation request to the Residents in the Kapoho area including Kapoho Beach Lots and Vacationland. You are at isolation-risk due to possible lava inundation of Beach Road near four corners.
Due to the lava activity, the following policies are in effect:
- There is a restriction for Beach road. This is for outbound traffic from four corners to Hawaiian Beaches to allow residents to evacuate.
- Residents close to any volcanic activity should remain alert. And always ready for voluntary evacuation.
The following is provided for your information:
Because of downed power and telephone lines there exists limitation in Cell phone and telephone landline communications in the Kapoho area.
Stay tuned to local radio stations for updates from Civil Defense.
The Department of Health has changed the venue for today’s meeting to discuss vog and ash exposure in the Ka‘ū District. It will be at the Robert Herkes Gym and Emergency Shelter in Pahala at 5:30 in the evening.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 6:43 a.m.
HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY STATUS REPORT, U.S. Geological Survey
Current Volcano Alert Level: WARNING
Current Aviation Color Code: RED
Kīlauea Volcano Lower East Rift Zone
Vigorous eruption of lava continues from the lower East Rift Zone (LERZ) fissure system in the area of Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens.
Fissure 8 maintained high fountains throughout Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, with sustained heights exceeding 200 feet and the presence of multiple secondary fountains that reached to 60 feet.
This fountaining continued to feed a lava flow that moved downslope along Highway 132. Advance rates accelerated late Tuesday and early Wednesday, reaching approximately 600 yards/hour.
The flow moved north of Highway 132 in the vicinity of Noni Farms and Halekamahina roads, advancing along a steepest descent path that could take the flow to the Four Corners area.
The Fissure 18 flow also remained active, moving downslope toward Highway 137 at rates of less than 100 yards per hour. Overnight observation – sporadic bursts of activity from Fissures 7 and 15.
Pele’s hair and and other lightweight volcanic glass from high fountaining of Fissure 8 are falling to the west of the fissure and accumulating on the ground within Leilani Estates. Winds my waft lighter particles to greater distances.
HVO field crews are on site tracking the fountains, lava flows, and spattering from multiple fissures as conditions allow and reporting information to Hawaii County Civil Defense. Crews are also checking on the status of ground cracks on Highway 130.
Volcanic gas emissions remain very high from the fissure eruptions. Wind conditions for Wednesday, May 30 – widespread vog over the Island of Hawai‘i.
Magma flow continues to the lower East Rift Zone. Earthquake locations have not moved farther downrift in the past few days and the number of located earthquakes remains low.
Additional ground cracking and outbreaks of lava in the area of the active fissures are possible. Residents downslope of the region of fissures should heed all Hawaii County Civil Defense messages and warnings.
USGS/HVO continues to monitor the lower East Rift Zone activity 24/7 in coordination with Hawaii County Civil Defense.
Kīlauea Volcano Summit
Ash continued to erupt intermittently from the vent within Halemaʻumaʻu crater, at Kīlauea’s summit, but no small explosive events record since Tuesday morning. Additional explosive events that could produce minor amounts of ash fall downwind are possible at any time. There are some Earthquake activity at the summit, with a few events.Volcanic gas emissions at the summit remain high and will combine with wind conditions to produce widespread vog across the Island of Hawai‘i on Wednesday.
Wednesday, May 30 at 1:30 a.m.
Hawaii Volcano Observatory reports that the lava flow near Highway 132 has gained speed and is now advancing rapidly.
Shelters are open at the Pāhoa Community Center, Kea‘au Community Center and the Sure Foundation Church. Shelters are pet-friendly.
Tuesday, May 29, at 9:30 p.m.
Residents on Noni Farms Road and Hale Kamahina road need to evacuate immediately due to a fast-moving lava flow.
Shelters are open at the Pāhoa Community Center, Kea‘au Community Center and the Sure Foundation Church. Shelters are pet-friendly
Volcanic magma stream goads more clearings on Hawaii’s Big Island
Evacuation of the Vacationland development and adjacent Kapoho community, rebuilt after a destructive eruption of Kilauea in 1960, came on the 28th day of what geologists rank as one of the biggest upheavals in a century from one of the world’s most active volcanoes.
The Hawaii County Civil Defense agency issued the advisory as lava flows picked up speed late on Tuesday and early on Wednesday and threatened to cut off a key traffic route into the seaside area on the far eastern flank of the volcano.
“Residents in the Kapoho area, including Kapoho Beach Lots and Vacationland, are advised to evacuate,” the agency said in a morning bulletin. “You are at risk of being isolated due to possible lava inundation of Beach Road.”
On Tuesday, a lava stream crossed a larger east-west route, Highway 132, as it advanced toward the greater Kapoho area. A separate flow of red-hot molten rock was headed in the direction of the Vacationland community to the south.
Civil defense officials also pointed to severe communication outages in the area due to downed power and phone lines, reinforcing the decision to proceed with evacuation plans immediately rather than wait for a potential emergency.
Residents were urged to stay tuned to local radio stations for further updates.
The number of people affected by Wednesday’s evacuations was not precisely known, but Kapoho and Vacationland together encompass about 500 homes, mostly vacation rentals, according to Civil Defense Administrator Talmadge Magno.
An estimated 2,500 residents in all have been displaced since the eruption began nearly four weeks ago, Magno said. The bulk of evacuees were forced from their homes at the outset, in and around the Leilani Estates community farther west, where concentrations of noxious volcanic gases remain high.
Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim on Wednesday renewed an emergency proclamation for 60 more days, allowing construction of temporary shelters and other relief projects to proceed on an expedited basis, without reviews and permits normally required.
At least 128 structures on the island have already been destroyed, cut off or otherwise left uninhabitable by lava flows, Kim said. Magno said 75 homes have been demolished.
Kilauea’s main crater at the volcano’s summit has continued to periodically belch ash high up into the sky. But National Weather Service meteorologist Tom Birchard told reporters during a conference call that most of the ash was blowing out to sea on the prevailing trade winds, then dissipating quickly.
Nevertheless, some ash and fumes have been spouted high enough into the atmosphere to be carried far over the Pacific Ocean, with observers in the Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Guam detecting traces of vog – a hazy mix of sulphur dioxide, aerosols, moisture and fine particles, Birchard said.
Kilauea rumbled back to life on May 3 as it began extruding lava and toxic gases through a series of cracks in the ground on its eastern flank, marking the latest phase of an eruption cycle that has continued nearly nonstop for 35 years.
The occurrence of new lava vents, or fissures, now numbering about two dozen, have been accompanied by flurries of earthquakes and intermittent eruptions from the summit crater, including a magnitude 5.3 tremor measured on Wednesday.
Source: bigislandnow.com, uk.reuters.com