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Part ii of ii. 20180521 @
16:30 hst - lava ocean entry near mackenzie state park
we approached the lava ocean entry from hilo and traced the edges of the temporary flight restriction (for all aircraft and drones) to document the surrounding areas and neighborhoods of the entry on the east and northern sides of the plume. steam, gas, and smoke challenged our viewing capabilities but we were able to successfully record and live stream our flight coverage. a few shots of fissure 22 near pgv are depicted in the spread.
mahalo to @
bluehawaiianhelicopters to get us in the afternoon air to compliment @
bruceomori , @
tomkualii , and @
mickkalber 's morning coverage. photojournalist @
holland_jay with the @
hawaiitribuneherald also joined to cover our local newspaper coverage. .
kudos to @
kizmitcycle.says.mrao for being our live stream videographer. thank you for all of your support and warm compliments, we are all in this together.
this is a civil defense message for monday, may 21 at 6:00 in the evening.
hawaiian volcano observatory reports that an explosive eruption at kilauea summit has occurred at 5:51 pm. the resulting ash plume may affect surrounding areas.
hawaiian volcano observatory reports that eruptive lava activity at multiple fissures continues with one flow entering the ocean. fissure 22 continues to produce most of the lava feeding the flows.
due to current volcanic activity, the following information is provided for your awareness:
residents in the affected area should be prepared to leave the area with little notice due to gas or lava inundation. take action necessary to prepare ahead of time.
gas levels remain high. limit further exposure by sheltering in place or leaving the area.
due to unsafe conditions, the following policies are in effect: kalapana and kapoho roads are open to residents only. identification is required.
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