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Saturday Morning Update 5am HST June 2nd

Lava looks to cross four corners this morning 

USGS has reported that at 4:10am HST the lava is 525 away from four corners. Since yesterday morning, that lava has advanced 4,000 feet and is now 525 feet from four corners, or the intersection of Highways 132 and 137. The lava has been moving at a rate of 150/feet per hour over the past 27 hours. 

If the lava continues at this pace it will cross Highway 137 at approximately 7:40am HST this morning. 

The more western branches from this flow have all stalled or become inactive. (the ones heading towards more north) 

Fissure 8 continues to fountain high into the air this morning and supply an enormous amount of lava that continues downslope. 

Fissure 18 appears to be crusted over or inactive. The flows that had been moving toward Highway 137 and Pohoiki from fissure 18 are either inactive or moving very slowly. 

Fissure 22 appears to be inactive.

Jim Kauahikaua, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geophysicist, said fissure 8 has built up a cone 150 feet tall.

The state Department of Transportation said it expects emergency evacuation routes to be open on Chain of Craters Road and around Highway 130 today.

Let's all hope this flow veers off and misses the Kapoho subdivision. 

Press on Puna! Much love and Aloha

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