This is an eruption and lava flow information update for Tuesday March 10th at 8:00 AM.
Surface activity and activity along both margins extending from the west or just above the stalled flow fronts to the summit area continues with numerous small breakouts. The surface breakouts along the length of the flow pad continues to provide an indication that the tube system is being supplied and lava from the source is making its way to the down slope areas. The small breakout along the south margin of the flow to the west or upslope of the stalled front remains active however sluggish and continues to show signs of widening. The breakout has advanced approximately 40 yards since yesterday morning and the leading edge of this breakout is approximately 0.7 miles to the west or mauka and upslope of Highway 130. All current activity does not pose an immediate threat to area communities. The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency and Hawaiian Volcano Observatory are maintaining close observations of the flow and residents and businesses down slope will be informed of any changes in flow activity and advancement.
Smoke conditions were light with a light northwest wind blowing the smoke in a southeast direction. Smoke conditions may increase in some areas and individuals who may be sensitive or have respiratory problems are advised to take necessary precautions and to remain indoors.