East Rift Zone Eruption In Lanipuna Gardens 7:30am Update

East Rift Zone Eruption In Lanipuna Gardens Update

This is a Civil Defense Message for Monday, May 14 at 7:25 in the morning.


Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports a new fissure in Lanipuna Gardens Subdivision has opened between fissure 15 and 16 at this time. See up to date web map information here:



Be aware, no sightseeing is permitted in the area.


Due to the volcanic activity, the following are issued:



  • Residents of Lanipuna Gardens are advised to be on the alert to gas emissions and  active volcanic eruption.


  • Hawaii Police Department is enforcing the Federal Aviation Administration’s Temporary Flight Restriction for lower Puna area. No helicopter or drone activity is allowed without approval.



The residents of Puna are going through a very difficult time.  We ask for your help and understanding.


County, State, Federal and private partners continue to monitor the situation.  You will be informed of any conditions that affect your safety.