A river of molten rock is flowing toward community that was wiped out last week. A fissure is shooting fountains of lava into the air, which is flowing to the ocean. Gas emissions from the vent have doubled.
Scientists warn against venturing too close to lava hitting water, saying it could expose people to dangers from flying debris.
In its latest advisory, the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency Agency said:
The advisory added:
• The Department of Health recommends limiting outside activities and staying indoors if you have breathing issues. If possible, close the windows and use your air conditioner.
• Avoid the laze plume at the ocean entry.
• You can monitor latest air quality measurements through the University of Hawaii’s Vog Measurement and Prediction Project.