October 31, 2014 / November 1, 2014
Hawaii lava flow update. Multiple videos, animated .gif’s, and HD photos of the flow as it is overtaking the town of Pahoa, Hawaii.
Explosions from methane gas in the lava , sulfur dioxide levels reaching levels requiring protection or evacuation.
Multiple video updates on the Hawaii lava flow currently overtaking the town of Pahoa from Earthspace here:
Multiple .gif’s from the flow update videos found on Earthspace’s youtube channel. I suggest you go to their channel, and watch each video (if you like lava video that is to say) 🙂
Click to view each animated .gif in a larger window:
Civil Defense update (October 31 2014):
This is an eruption and lava flow Information update for Friday, October 31 at 2:00PM.
The flow continues to remain active however has not advanced since yesterday. The flow front remains 480 feet from Pāhoa Village Road. The front continues to show signs of widening with breakouts along the flanks or margins and is approximately 60 yards wide. A new breakout located upslope from the flow front on the north side is active and advancing in a northeast direction and will be monitored closely. Additional breakouts above the Apaʻa street area along the north side of the flow are also being monitored closely.
Smoke conditions continue to be light with trade winds from the northeast pushing the smoke in a south southwest direction. Presently burning activity is involving a variety of materials and smoke conditions may increase in some areas. Residents down wind that may be sensitive or have respiratory problems are advised to take necessary precautions and to remain indoors. Additional health advisories may be issued depending upon materials involved with any fires associated with the lava flow.
Based on the current flow location, direction and advancement, residents in the flow path were placed on an evacuation advisory and notified of possible need for evacuation. The evacuation advisory for those residents down slope of the flow will continue and residents will be kept informed of the flow status and advancement.
The Pahoa Village Road between Apa’a Street and the Post Office Road will remain closed and limited to area residents only. Motorist should use caution and slow down on Highway 130 near the Post Office Road intersection. Residents of the restricted area should not bring unauthorized persons into the restricted area. In addition, Civil Defense and public safety personnel will be operating in the area round the clock to maintain close observations of flow activity. Additional updates will be broadcasted as conditions change.
HD pictures from the USGS here: