UPDATE: Brisk Moving Lava Moves Towards Waa Waa Area

Updated at 10:30 a.m.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that lava from several fissures continues to move through Leilani Estates, Lanipuna Gardens and towards the Kapoho area. Fissure 8 is producing the most active flow with a channel that may overflow at any time.

Hawai`i Fire Department reports that a flow in the area of Noni Farms Road continues to head toward the Waa Waa area.

Hawai`i County Civil Defense says that residents of Government Beach Road, Kapoho Beach Lots and Vacationland are at risk for isolation or lava inundation should a flow reach that area and are advised to be prepared to evacuate due to the possibility.

Due to the volcanic activity, the following policies are in effect, per Civil Defense:

Evacuation area residents in Leilani Estates with approved credentials are allowed to enter from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. This curfew is strictly enforced safety.

Residents requiring access to Kapoho Beach Lots, Government Beach Road, Vacationland, and the Waawaa area must provide approved credentials for entry. There will be no curfew enforced.

Placards to enter these areas are available Thursday only at the checkpoint located in Hawaiian Shores.

Starting Friday, placards may be obtained at the Recovery Information and Assistance Center at the Pahoa Community Center, Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m to 3 p.m.

Highway 132 remains closed.

Updated at 10 a.m. to include the most current map.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that lava from several fissures continues to move through Leilani Estates, Lanipuna Gardens and towards the Kapoho area.

As of Hawai`i County Civil Defense’s 6:30 a.m. message, the Hawai`i County Fire Department was reporting that a fast moving flow in the area of Noni Farms Road is heading toward the Waa Waa area.

Residents of Government Beach Road, Kapoho Beach Lots and Vactionland area at risk for isolation or lava inundation should a flow reach that area and are advised to evacuate due to the possibility.

Evacuation area residents including Leilani Estates, Government Beach Road, Kapoho Beach Lots and Vacationland with approved credentials are allowed to enter from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. This curfew is strictly enforced for safety, according to county officials.

Placards to reenter these areas are available at the Disaster Information Center at the Pahoa Community Center Monday through Friday from  9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Highway 132 remains closed.

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USGS Map as of 9 a.m. on May 31, 2018. Given the dynamic nature of Kīlauea lower East Rift Zone eruption, with changing vent locations, fissures starting and stopping, and varying rates of lava effusion, map details shown here are accurate as of the date/time noted. Shaded purple areas indicate lava flows erupted in 1840, 1955, 1960, and 2014-2015. 

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