This is an eruption and lava flow information update for Saturday March 14th 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 near 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 conditions were very light with a moderate north wind blowing the smoke in an south direction. Very little burning activity was noted and limited to smoldering trees and vegetation within the area of the flow pad. 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.