Accessed on 26 May 2018, 0529 UTC, Post #570.


Here’s the current Kilauea eruption and lava flow update from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency:

East Rift Zone Eruption – Update 5, 5/25/18, 6PM

This is a Civil Defense Message for Friday, May 25 at 6:00 in the evening.

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that eruption activity continues in the area of Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens. Fissures 7 and 21 are feeding a lava pond, which produced a flow that has crossed Kahukai Street in Leilani Estates moving east.

Due to the active eruptions, the following policies are in effect:

  • Mohala Street is no longer accessible due to the flow that has crossed Kahukai Street.
  • Kaupili Street has not been cut off by the current flow. Residents should stay out of the area.
  • The Pahoa Community Center, Keaau Community Center, and Sure Foundation Church are open.  The shelters are pet-friendly.

Due to the changing volcanic activity, the following is provided for your awareness:

  • Talk to your families now about the possibility of active eruptions being a long-term event and how you might plan for these impacts.
  • Follow Civil Defense alerts and be prepared to respond to changing conditions.
  • Update your emergency plans and be safe.

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

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.