Civil Defense Lava Eruption Update -Thurs 6am

This is a Civil Defense Message for Thursday, July 5 at 6:00 in the morning. 

 Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 continues to be very active and is feeding a lava channel to the ocean at Kapoho. The flow is producing a broad ocean entry along the shoreline, and is also oozing fresh lava at Kapoho Beach Lots and a flow near the Four Corners area.

 The following policies are issued.

Due to the breakouts of lava near Four Corners and within Kapoho Beach Lots persons are reminded that these areas are closed to any access.

Be aware that spill overs of the channel and other breakouts are possible on the active flow field, do not access the active flow field due to extreme hazard.

 Disaster assistance is available island-wide to individuals and businesses in Hawaii County that have been affected by the Kilauea eruption.

  • ·         The Disaster Recovery Center is open daily from 8am to 8pm, and is located at the Keaau High School Gym. If you need a ride, buses will resume running between the two shelters and the Disaster Recovery Center between 7:30 am and 9:00 pm.
  • ·         For more resources to help you recover from this disaster, please visit the county website. (

 Civil Defense and Hawaiian Volcano Observatory will host a community meeting at Cooper Center tonight at 6:00 PM. 

We are on watch 24-hours a day for your safety.

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency

(PHOTO courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey)