While the leading edge of the lava flow above Pahoa remains stalled, breakouts remain active upslope of the front, officials said.
Helicopter overflights of the flow Friday morning and Thursday afternoon showed an active lava lobe on the south margin of the flow, about 0.4 miles northwest of the Pahoa Transfer Station.
Another breakout on the north side of the flow “was showing signs of advancement and will be monitored closely,” Hawaii County Civil Defense said Friday.
The north breakout was about 1 mile upslope from Highway 130 on Thursday.
“Surface breakouts and breakouts along both margins upslope of the flow front continue and provide indication that the tube system continues to be supplied and lava from the source is making its way to the downslope areas,” a Civil Defense update Friday said.
However, “all current activity does not pose an immediate threat to area communities,” the Civil Defense statement said.
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists flew over the flow Thursday afternoon and noted scattered small breakouts from 0.3 to 1.7 miles upslope of the stalled flow front.
Other breakouts further upslope, about 2 miles from Puu Oo and west of the Kaohe Homesteads, are also active.