Hawaii Volcano Alert Elevated to Warning, Emergency Declared

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USGS photo shows the active flow front, looking west . Puʻu ʻŌʻō can be seen in the upper left portion of the photograph, partly obscured by smoke.

PUNA, Hawaii – The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory has raised the Volcano Alert Level from Watch to Warning, as the June 27th lava flow continues its advance towards Kaohe Homesteads. Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi has also signed an emergency proclamation, declaring a state of emergency. Hawaii County Civil Defense issued a revised update in short order.

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