Eruption began at Halema'uma'u on Wednesday morning. Photo by USGS
USGS HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY ISSUED A RED/WARNING Wednesday morning as Kīlauea summit eruption began in Halema‘uma‘u. At approximately 4:44 a.m. USGS detected glow in Kīlauea summit webcam images indicating an eruption commenced within Halemaʻumaʻu crater in Kīlauea’s summit caldera, within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.
|Scientists record the beginning of the new eruption USGS photo|
In just three hours, the lower-section of the crater was filled to the brim with lava, reaching an impressive depth of 10 meters (33 feet). The lava lake covered a massive area of approximately 370 acres (150 hectares) on the crater floor.
As time passed, the fountain heights gradually decreased and are now ranging from 4 to 9 meters (13 to 30 feet) high. It's still a sight to behold!"
To keep up with the changes, see : https://www.nps.gov/.../nature/june-2023-summit-eruption.htm
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory noted that "high levels of volcanic gas are the primary hazard of concern, as this hazard can have far-reaching effects down-wind. Large amounts of volcanic gas—primarily water vapor (H2O), carbon dioxide (CO2), and sulfur dioxide (SO2)—are continuously released during eruptions of Kīlauea volcano. As SO2 is released from the summit, it will react in the atmosphere to create the visible haze known as vog (volcanic smog) that has been observed downwind of Kīlauea. Vog creates the potential for airborne health hazards to residents and visitors, damages agricultural crops and other plants, and affects livestock."
Registered recipients will be able to pick up food on Mondays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Cooper Center Community Pantry in Volcano, 19-4030 Wright Road; on Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Pāhala Hongwanji, 96-1123 Pa'a'au Place; on Wednesdays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Nā'ālehu Hongwanji, 96-5695 Highway 11; on Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Ocean View at 92-1421 Princess Kaiulani Blvd; and on Wednesdays from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Miloli'i Halau at 89-1825 Miloli'i Road.
Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. The program is sponsored by U.S. Department of Agriculture and partners, with 35 pickup locations around the island.
|The County removed belongings of homeless people from|
another county park on Wednesday and plans to head
around the island, with outreach to the homeless and
park cleanups. Photo from County of Hawai'i
various nongovernment service providers, conducted a park rules enforcement effort at the Kona Community Aquatic Center. This operation, led by the directive of Hawaiʻi County Mayor Mitch Roth, aimed to address safety concerns and guarantee compliance with Parks' rules within the facility's grounds, ensuring the safety and functionality of the park for all residents and visitors. Seventeen individuals were impacted by the enforcement effort, with 13 receiving vital services, including housing, airfare, and relocation services. The other four refused assistance."
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