Three areas of breakouts remained active in the upslope portion of the June 27 lava flow, the U.S. Geological Survey reported Monday morning.
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With the recent downgrade of the volcano alert level for Kilauea’s June 27 lava flow that has been threatening the Pahoa area, it’s interesting to take a look back at the 1880-81 Mauna Loa lava flow and the threat that it posed to Hilo.
Hawaii County Civil Defense will suspend daily lava flow and eruption updates effective Saturday.
Hawaii County Civil Defense reported Friday morning that breakouts persist within the flow pad and along both margins of the flow, extending from about 8 miles upslope of the flow’s stalled leading edges to Kilauea Volcano’s Puu Oo vent.
While the June 27 lava flow is not dead, the downgrading of the threat from Kilauea volcano Wednesday could provide the Federal Emergency Management Agency with a closing date for the disaster.
With the threat level from Kilauea volcano downgraded Wednesday, Hawaii County will consider scaling back its lava flow updates and overflights that have been a nearly daily occurrence for the past six months, said Civil Defense chief Darryl Oliveira.
The U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory on Wednesday downgraded its alert level for Kilauea Volcano from a warning to a watch.
Hawaii County Civil Defense reports very little activity in the downslope areas of the June 27 lava flow.
Activity in the downslope areas of the June 27 lava flow remained quiet Monday morning while breakouts persisted upslope, Hawaii County Civil Defense reports.
Numerous breakouts persist in the upper areas of the June 27 lava flow, Hawaii County Civil Defense reported Tuesday morning.
Over the past few months, Mauna Loa has shown subtle signs of stirring from its 31-year-long slumber (its most recent eruption began on March 25, 1984). The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory has recorded numerous small earthquakes beneath Mauna Loa’s summit and western flank, and has detected slight expansion across Mokuaweoweo, the volcano’s summit caldera — signals that Mauna Loa should not be forgotten.
Upslope breakouts along the June 27 lava flow remained active Friday morning, Hawaii County Civil Defense reported.
Activity in the downslope area of the June 27 lava flow remained quiet Thursday morning, Hawaii County Civil Defense reported.
Thermal images taken Wednesday over the June 27 lava flow showed that its tube remained hot enough to transport lava even as the system showed no signs of activity near Pahoa.
Upslope breakouts remained active along the June 27 lava flow Wednesday morning, Hawaii County Civil Defense reports. Activity in the downslope area of the flow remains quiet.