Eruption update – 3/23/15 at 8:00am

This morning’s assessment continues to show very little activity in the down slope areas.   Activity upslope continues with numerous small breakouts within the flow pad as well as along both margins of the flow.  These breakouts extend from an area approximately 8 miles upslope of the stalled flow fronts to the summit area of Pu’u O’o. All current activity does not pose an immediate threat to area communities. The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency and Hawaiian Volcano Observatory are maintaining close observations of the flow and residents and businesses down slope will be informed of any changes in flow activity and advancement.

Smoke conditions were very light with a light north wind blowing the smoke in a southeast direction.   Very little burning activity was noted and there was a light rain in the area.  Smoke conditions may increase in some areas and individuals who may be sensitive or have respiratory problems are advised to take necessary precautions and to remain indoors.