East Rift Zone Eruption Message For Monday, May 14 At 6 AM

This is a Civil Defense Message for Monday, May 14 at 6 o’clock in the morning.


Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that fissure 17 continues to be active.  A narrow lava flow has been generated and is slowly moving toward the ocean, which is about two miles away. There are no homes or roads threatened at this time.


Be aware, no sightseeing is permitted in the area.


Due to the volcanic activity, the following are issued:



  • On schools, Keonepoko Elementary, Pahoa High, Intermediate and Elementary Schools are open. Normal school bus routes are operating today.


  • On road closures, Highway 132 is closed at Pohoiki Road intersection and a checkpoint is located on Highway 130 by Pahoa High School.


  • Only local traffic allowed beyond all roadblocks.



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.


Thank you for listening.  Have a safe day.  This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense.