Fissure 17 Actively Flowing Towards the Ocean

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that fissure 17 continues to be active as of 6 a.m. on Monday.

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.

The public is reminded by county officials that no sightseeing is permitted in the area.

Due to the volcanic activity, the following are issued:

  • 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.

Featured photo: View of Fissure 17 looking makai (southward) at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 13, from Highway 132.