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Lava creeps within 500 feet of Pohoiki boat ramp at Isaac Hale Park

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Aerial view of the Pohoiki boat ramp, left, photographed during a Paradise Helicopters tour on Tuesday with lava on the right which overtook the surf spots Bowls and Shacks.

  • U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

    Several small lobes of lava were oozing out from crusted ‘a‘ā flows along the southern ocean entry today.

  • U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

    Lava was approximately 475 feet from the boat ramp at Isaac Hale Park today.

  • U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

    Good weather allowed for this clear view of Kilauea’s summit from HVO’s observation point on the northeast caldera rim today.

Lava was a mere 500 feet from Pohoiki boat ramp at Isaac Hale Park this afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The USGS said at 4 p.m. that the western margin of the flow near Pohoiki has not advanced significantly westward.

There were no new lava overflows following a Halemaumau crater collapse event at Kilauea’s summit Tuesday morning and not much change in the eruption overnight. The Pohoiki boat ramp, which has been threatened by approaching lava for several days, has not been overtaken yet, officials said.

No other fissures are active this morning, and lava fountaining at the active vent remains relatively low.

The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports earthquakes continue at Kilauea summit, and Fissure 8 continues to erupt into the lava channel flowing to the ocean entry at Ahalanui, where several small lobes are active. The next collapse event is expected this afternoon or evening.

Motorists on Highway 11 between the 28 and 32 mile markers are advised to stay on the pavement and pay attention to changing roadway conditions due to the seismic activity in the area.

Hawaii County Civil Defense, meanwhile, announced that the Disaster Recovery Center on Hawaii island is moving from Keaau High School gym to the Pahoa Neighborhood Facility, starting 8 a.m. on Monday.

The Pahoa Neighborhood Facility at 15-2908 Pahoa Village Road will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. It will be closed on Sundays.

The center is staffed by representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Small Business Administration and others supporting the recovery process. In the meantime, the Discovery Recovery Center at Keaau High School will maintain regular hours until 4 p.m. Saturday.

Kilauea lower East Rift Zone lava flows and fissures, July 25 by Honolulu Star-Advertiser on Scribd

As of 10 a.m., the lava flow margins had not expanded since the previous map, so no red areas (indicating expansion) appear on this map. Given the dynamic nature of Kīlauea’s 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. (see large map)

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