UPDATE: 9 a.m.
Seismic activity continues at the summit of Kilauea after this morning’s moderate earthquake. The fissure 8 vent is producing a large sulfur dioxide plume and also a large laze plume at the ocean entry, according to Hawaii County Civil Defense.
Lava fountains from fissure 8 were seen to reach heights up to 200 feet overnight. The cinder and spatter cone that has been building around the fissure is now up to 165 feet at its highest point.
Free medical, dental and eye care will be available today, Tuesday and Wednesday at “Tropic Care 2018” at Kea’au High School. Additional screening days are scheduled during the coming weeks.
A preliminary magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck the summit area of Kilauea Volcano at 6:13 a.m.
No tsunami is expected due to the quake, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.
Monday 5:30 a.m.
Lava fountains up to 165 feet high were seen rising from fissure 8 Sunday evening.
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory officials said the lava ocean entry remained broad with laze blown onshore. Fissures 16 and 18 continue to ooze lava.
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The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said no tsunami is expected from this morning’s earthquake near the Kilauea summit. The 5.2 magnitude earthquake occurred at 6:26 a.m., around the same time as an ash eruption.
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said an ash eruption occurred this morning at the Kilauea summit and generated an ash plume. The eruption happened at approximately 6:26 a.m.
The wind is blowing in a southwest direction and ash may affect areas of Volcano and Kau.
Individuals are advised to remain indoors and keep windows closed. Drivers should keep windows closed and ash fallout may cause poor driving conditions due to limited visibility and slippery roads. Drivers should proceed with extreme caution or pull over and park.
Residents should check their catchment systems for water quality after the fallout.
Saturday, 6 p.m.
Fissures 8 and 16 continue to be active today and are being monitored closely by civil defense authorities.
Please be advised of the following updates to the shuttle schedules for the Disaster Recovery Center at the Keaau High School Gym:
>> The last bus leaves the Keaau High School Gym at 8 p.m.
>> The last bus leaves the Pahoa Shelter at 6 p.m.
>> There are continuous shuttles between the Keaau Armory & Keaau High School Parking Lot to Keaau High School Gym every 20 minutes beginning at 7:30 a.m.
>> There are continuous shuttles between Pahoa Community Center and Keaau High School Gym every hour beginning at 7:30 a.m.
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said an explosive event occurred at the Halemaumau Crater at 10:22 this morning. The explosion had the energy of a 5.3 magnitude earthquake.
Fissure 8 continues to remain active with lava fountains reaching 170 feet. Gas emissions remain high due to volcanic activity.
Winds are expected to carry vog to the central, southern and western parts of Hawaii island.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said no tsunami is expected from this morning’s earthquake near the Kilauea summit. The 5.4 magnitude earthquake occurred at 10:18 a.m. and likely associated with a summit eruption.
Some areas may have experienced strong shaking.
Hawaii County Civil Defense reports lava has covered 5,914 acres or an area of 9.24 square miles. A total of 467 homes have been destroyed.
Officials are monitoring fissure 16 today as it oozes lava. Lava is also coming out of fissure 18 and lava from fissure 8 continues to flow into Kapoho Bay.
The National Weather Service said heavy vog is blanketing the interior and southern parts of Hawaii island. It is impacting Hilo and wrapping around to Kona.
Individuals should monitor air quality and limit outdoor activities if they have breathing issues. Air quality measurements can be monitored through the UH Vog Measurement and Prediction Project at http://mkwc.ifa.hawaii.edu/vmap/ .
The Disaster Recovery Center is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Keaau High School Gym. Shuttles to the center leave every 20 minutes from the Keaau Armory and every hour from the Pahoa Community Center.
Shuttle buses will run on the following schedules:
Route 1 — Keaau Armory and Keaau High School parking lot to Keaau High School gym. Continuous shuttle every 20 minutes. The last bus leaves Keaau gym at 8 p.m.
>> 7:30 a.m. – Keaau Armory
>> 7:35 a.m. – Keaau High School parking lot
>> 7:40 a.m. – Keaau High School gym
>> 7:50 a.m. – Armory
>> 7:55 a.m. – Parking lot
>> 8 a.m. – Gym
>> 8:05 a.m. – Parking lot
>> 8:10 a.m. – Armory
Route 2 — Pahoa Community Center to Keaau High School gym. Continuous shuttle every hour. The last bus leaves Pahoa shelter at 6 p.m.
>> 7:30 a.m. – Pahoa gym
>> 7:35 a.m. – Pahoa Community Center
>> 8 a.m. – Keaau High School gym
>> 8:35 a.m. – Pahoa Community Center
>> 9 a.m. – Keaau High School gym
For a list of the information you need to bring with you, or if you want to register online, go to www.DisasterAssistance.gov.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.