HAWAII CIVIL DEFENSE: LAVA UPDATE
Eruption Information Update for Saturday February 21st at 7:45AM
This morning’s assessment continues to show no change with any of the down slope flow areas. Surface breakouts and breakouts along both margins upslope of the flow front continue and provide indication that the tube system continues to be supplied and lava from the source is making its way to the down slope areas. The breakout along the north margin remains active and has advanced approximately 90 yards since yesterday morning. The leading edge of this breakout is approximately 1 mile to the west or mauka 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 moderate with a light southwest wind blowing the smoke in a northeast 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. There was a light rain occurring in the area this morning and there is no brush fire threat at this time.