This is an eruption and lava flow information update for Friday, March 20th at 7:45 AM.
This morning’s assessment continues to show very little activity in the down slope areas. Small breakouts continue to be observed approximately 8 miles upslope and nearer to the summit area. 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 and vog conditions were light with a light Northwest wind blowing the smoke and vog in a Southeast direction. Smoke and vog 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. On behalf of the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency and our partners we would like to thank everyone for your assistance and cooperation.