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Volcanic activity on Hawaii's Big Island [posted: 4 May 2018, updated: 13 June 2018]

There have been volcanic eruptions and reports of earthquakes on Hawaii’s Big Island. Some local residents have been evacuated.


For more information on the status of Kilauea Volcano, please see https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/kilauea/status.html.


For health and safety recommendations, please visit the Hawaii Interagency Vog Information Dashboard at https://vog.ivhhn.org.


The US Geological Survey (USGS) website for submitting ash reports can be found at http://hawaiiash.science.


  • Residents and tourists near the volcanic activity should be aware of high sulfur dioxide and wildfire danger. Hawaii Civil Defense is distributing free masks for ash protection. Masks do not protect against gasses and vapors. They will only provide filtering for ash.
  • An emergency water restriction is in effect for customers between Kapoho and Pohoiki. Water spigots have been installed near the entrance of Lava Tree State Park and a water tanker has been placed in Vacationland for public drinking water access. Elevated levels sulfur dioxide will continue to occur around the affected area due to ongoing wind activity. 

Singaporeans in the area should monitor local media reports and follow the advice of local authorities, including any evacuation orders. You should also remain in touch with family and friends so that they know you are safe.


To learn more about what to do before, during and after a volcano eruption or earthquake, visit the Federal Emergency Management website at https://www.ready.gov/.


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