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Here are some websites to keep you all up-to-date with the current Lava situation.  E mālama pono!


Hawai‘i County Alerts (there’s also a link to sign-up for text messages):




Public Map of the eruption event from Hawai‘i County:


Health hazards of volcanic ash and guidelines for preparedness:


National Weather Service - Hawai'i


U.S. Geological Survey

USGS Volcanoes Twitter: Facebook:


Updates Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Kilauea Activity Summary available here: and by phone at (808) 967-8862. 
Subscribe to these messages:


USGS Fact Sheet on Explosive Eruptions at Kilauea, including info on ash deposits


Volcanic hazards from Kilauea Eruptions


The latest earthquakes:



Eruption Activity


HVO Kīlauea Status Update - Update on current eruption activity from Hawai`i Volcanoes Observatory and the United States Geological Survey. Updated 1-2 times a day.


Kīlauea Volcano Webcams - Hawai`i Volcanoes Observatory and the United States Geological Survey webcams monitoring eruption activity. Updated approximately every 15 minutes.


Hawaii Interagency Ash and Vog Dashboard - Interagency resource on impacts of Ash and Vog


Public Map of the eruption event from Hawai‘i County: - Map of the fissures and lava flow area in lower puna (this map does not show the area of ash fallout from the summit eruption).


Air Quality


Park S02 Current Air Quality - Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park air quality monitoring website. Monitors are placed near the Kīlauea Visitor Center, Steam Vents, and Jaggar Museum.

UH Manoa Vog Measurement and Prediction Program - UH Manoa air quality prediction model for a 36 hour period. VSAS is located between the two lines to the left of the star and slightly to the north.


National Weather Service - Hawai'i - Wind direction and ash warning updates

Earth Wind Map - Map of wind patterns.


Kīlauea Summit Ash Hazard - Summary of summit area ash risk with links to resources.

USGS Ash Impact and Mitigation - USGS website with information on how to mitigate risks of ash.

USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Presentation - Presentation on eruption activity risk from May 9th, 2018.

Protection From Breathing Ash - Recommendation from the International Volcanic Health Hazard Network regarding protections from breathing ash.



Recent Earthquakes on Hawai`i Island - A map of recent earthquakes on Hawai`i


Civil Defense

Hawaii County Civil Defense Active Alerts - Civil Defense Messages and Alerts