Natural Disaster

Volcanic Eruptions

Last Updated: July 31, 2018

CLICK HERE for Google's list of resources regarding the 2018 Kilauea eruption in Hawaii. External Link

Volcanoes can produce ash, toxic gases, flashfloods of hot water and debris called lahars, lava flows, and fast-moving flows of hot gases and debris called pyroclastic flows. Some dangers from volcanoes can be predicted ahead of time while others may occur with little or no notice after an eruption. Each volcano and situation is unique. Learn more about volcanic eruptions and pay attention to warnings from local authorities for the best advice available on specific actions you can take to stay safe.

Additional Resources:

Environmental Health Concerns Related to Volcanic Activity in Hawaii, June 2018 | APHC Information Paper (PHIP) No. 43-01-0618

Hawaii - Short Term SO2 Advisory - Real-time levels of sulfur dioxide measured at 7 air quality monitors on the island of Hawaii, and precautionary behavior recommendations associated with pollution levels | Hawaii Department of Health External Link

Hawaii - Dispersion models showing 48 hour vog trajectories for the island of Hawaii, and statewide | University of Hawaii at Manoa Measurement and Prediction Project External Link

Hawaii - Comprehensive information and data related to vog, ashfall and other hazards associated with volcanic eruptions | Hawaii nteragency Vog Information Dashboard External Link

Hawaii - Local emergency announcements and information on the current situation and updates from Hawaii County Civil Defense | Hawaii Emergency Management Agency  External Link

Volcano Hazards Program | United States Geoglical Survey (USGS)  External Link

Volcanoes | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) External Link 

Volcanoes | Ready.gov External Link