East Rift Zone

U.S. Geological Survey

The eruption of Kīlauea earlier this year destroyed or damaged hundreds of homes. Lava also swept through more than a thousand acres of farmland. 

U.S. Geological Survey

A total of 24 fissures have appeared since May 3rd in Leilani Estates. The eruption has destroyed more than 650 homes, and lava has covered more than 6,000 acres of land. 

Mandatory Evacuations Strain Residents and Responders

Jun 1, 2018
U.S Department of Defense

Yesterday, Mayor Kim ordered the mandatory evacuations of neighborhoods in lower Puna as fast advancing lava flows puts more families at risk. Residents had until noon today to get out of harm's way or take the chance that they may not be able to be rescued - or face incurring the costs of a rescue. 

U.S. Geological Survey

Hawaiʻi County’s Fire Department is one of the key first responder organizations working overtime in lower Puna. No firefighters have been injured, but dangers linger as crews work to deal with the impact of continuing lava flows in the lower East Rift Zone. HPR contributing reporter Sherry Bracken talked with the Fire Chief about the risks.

The Conversation: Monday, May 14th, 2018

May 14, 2018
Wikimedia Commons

East Rift Zone Update; Animal Victims of Eruption; Charter School Evacuation; Mayor Wright Housing Redevelopment

The Conversation: Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

May 9, 2018
US EPA

Lava Insurance; Haleakala Solar Telescope; Gender Equity in Schools; Master Artists at HiSam

The Conversation: Monday, May 7th, 2018

May 7, 2018
Kurayba / Flickr

Kilauea Lava Flow Update; Landlord-Tenant Challenges