Upslope breakouts may be robbing flow’s lower portions of fresh lava

November 20, 2014 2:15 AM

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Lava activity far upslope could be causing breakouts in the vicinity of Apaa Street from the June 27 lava flow to remain at a standstill Tuesday, officials say.

Numerous surface breakouts and flows located about 6 miles above Apaa Street remain active, Hawaii County Civil Defense Administrator Darryl Oliveira said during an 11:30 a.m. press conference. The closest area of lava activity to Pahoa was observed about 5 miles upslope of Apaa Street — near the st...

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