Friday, May 4, 2018

USA, Hawaii: Puna Geothermal Venture Power Production Suspended Until Further Notice Because of Volcanic Activity

Lava fountaining in Puna subdivision; evacuations ordered (Star Advertiser)

Puna Geothermal Venture power production is suspended until further notice. 

Lava near PGV, video courtesy Mick Kalber, Paradise Helicopters
Active fountaining of the eruption in Leilani Estates has been confirmed, according to Hawaii County Civil Defense.

Vents are erupting on Makamae and Mohala streets. All residents of Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens subdivisions are ordered to evacuate immediately.

Hawaii Volcano Observatory scientists said late Thursday that a 492-foot-long fissure erupted with lava bubble bursts for about two hours. The flowing lava traveled a few yards from the fissure and stopped, the scientists said.

Puna Geothermal Venture is executing their emergency plan and starting to shut down operations at this time, Civil Defense said.