The June 27 lava flow remains weak while inflation, a sign of intruding magma, continues at Kilauea.
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Hawaii County plans to reinforce its restrictions on accessing Kaohe Homesteads after a tour company was found to be using the neighborhood to reach the June 27 lava flow.
Activity along the leading edge of the June 27 lava flow continues, however, the flow did not signs of advancing during the past 24 hours, the Hawaii County Civil Defense reported Tuesday.
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The leading edge of the June 27 lava flow has not advanced during the past 24 hours, a Hawaii County Civil Defense overflight on Monday morning found.
The leading edge of the June 27 lava flow from Kilauea Volcano has started to advance again after stalling for several days, according to Hawaii County Civil Defense.
It’s not known when, or even if, lava from Kilauea Volcano’s June 27 flow will reach Pahoa town or cross Highway 130, but the leading edge of the flow again started to advance over the weekend after stalling for several days. Among those using the time granted by the molten rock’s slow advance to prepare for a potential disaster are telephone service providers.
Much scientific study has been done to determine what types of eruptions produce long lava flows. In the 1970s, a very simple idea seemed to guide future work — the length of a lava flow is limited by either the supply of lava or by how well the lava is thermally insulated during its transport to the flow front.
Restaurants appear to be getting the most attention as the Pahoa love fest continues in light of the approaching lava, but other businesses also have noted changes to their daily routines.
With the farthest point of the June 27 lava flow stalled, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologists say they are suspending estimates for when the flow could reach Pahoa and Highway 130.
The state Department of Education on Thursday announced a plan to build an alternate classroom site for elementary school students and teachers in Pahoa who may be displaced by lava.
Department of Land and Natural Resources officials have closed all state unencumbered lands in the immediate vicinity of the lava flow activity adjacent to the Kaohe Homesteads area in the Puna District.
Hawaii County is looking at its options should the June 27 lava flow cover Highway 130, from removing a portion of the road beforehand to use of a temporary span after the flow has moved through.
The front of the June 27 lava flow may remain stalled more than 2 miles above Pahoa, but it has already resulted in the closure of at least two private schools in the community.
The Puna District’s current state of emergency has given police and prosecutors another tool to deal with certain crimes, and they’ve demonstrated a willingness to use it.