Last Updated: Sunday, October 26, 2014

Kilauea volcano eruption in Hawaii prompts evacuation concerns


Hawaiian Authorities on Saturday have told the people to prepare for a possible evacuation in the next three to five days due to Kilauea volcano eruption, The Associate Press reported.

Hawaii Volcano Lava was about 35 yards wide and moving northeast at about 10 yards per hour and crossed a road on the edge of Pahoa, the largest town in the mostly rural region of Puna on the Big Island of Hawaii, at 3:50 a.m.

As of 1:00 PM on Saturday, the flow was approximately 115 m downslope (NW) of Apa‘a Street and moving down the driveway to the Pāhoa cemetery, 1 km from Pāhoa Village Road and 1.6 km from Highway 130, The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) mentioned.

Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie has asked for a presidential disaster declaration to get federal help for local emergency crews on Friday.

Kīlauea is a currently active shield volcano in the Hawaiian Islands and has been erupting continuously since 1983.

HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY CURRENT STATUS REPORT
Saturday, October 25, 2014 5:33 PM HST (Sunday, October 26, 2014 03:33 UTC)

KILAUEA VOLCANO (VNUM #332010)
19°25'16" N 155°17'13" W, Summit Elevation 4091 ft (1247 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WARNING
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

Original post: Natural Disasters List October 26, 2014