Fissure 8 Continues to Actively Pour into Ocean, Fissure 22 Active

As of 6 a.m. on Saturday, Hawai`i County Civil Defense in its message has reported that a second fissure has reactivated and is now producing a lava flow.

Fissure 22 is also active and producing a short flow.

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.

Gas emissions from the fissure eruption and laze at the ocean entry continue to be very high.

The National Weather Service reports trade winds are expected to push vog to the south and west side of the island.

Due to active lava near houses in Kapoho, access by residents continues to not be allowed.

In addition, due to frequent earthquakes, residents in the Volcano area are advised to monitor utility connections of gas, electricity, and water after earthquakes.

Disaster assistance continues to be available island-wide to individuals and businesses in Hawai`i County that have been affected by the Kilauea eruption.

  • You can register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (also referred to as FEMA) in-person by visiting the Disaster Recovery Center, by calling 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA), or online at disasterassistance.gov
  • The Disaster Recovery Center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and is located at the Kea`au High School Gym. If you need a ride, buses will resume running between the two shelters and the Disaster Recovery Center between 7:30 a.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Photo: Fissure 8 and the proximal lava flow channel on the morning of June 29. Low fountaining within the cone is still producing a vigorous supply of lava to the channel. USGS image.