UPDATE: 8:25 p.m.
Hawaii Electric Light employees go to the Leilani Estates area tonight to disconnect the power in places affected by the active lava flow.
Tool staff are on stage. Although the areas near Mohala Street are out of power, the crew is working to restore power to maintain electricity usage for the rest of Leilani Estates, which is not affected by lava.
The company expects to have enough generation this evening despite the emergency stop of independent power producer Puna Geothermal Venture. A generation shortage is not expected.
UPDATE: 8:15 pm
Gov. David Ige signed an emergency proclamation tonight to "allow spending on state money intended for rapid and effective relief caused by volcanic eruptions."
The proclamation comes about three hours after a Kilauea volcanic eruption flooded a neighborhood at the eastern end of Leilani Estates residential area, the subdivision of the Lower Puna on the Big Island.
"Lavan flows on streets in the subdivision, which consists of about 770 structures", announced the governor. The lava flow led to the obligatory evacuation of approximately 1700 inhabitants in Leilani Estates.
"The danger is such that it guarantees preventive and protective measures to ensure the safety, health and well-being of residents in Leilani Estates and surrounding areas," said the governor's office.
UPDATE: 7:10 pm
Gov. David Ige has called into the Hawaii National Guard to help evacuation efforts in Lower Puna, as a new Kilauea volcanic eruption floods an apartment block.
"I am in contact with the mayor (Harry) Kim and the state is actively supporting the county's urgent efforts," the governor said in a press release tonight. "I have activated the Hawaii National Guard to support county emergency personnel to help with evacuations and security. I urge residents of Leilani Estates and surrounding areas to follow instructions from the Hawaii Harbor Defense Agency. Be careful and prepare now to Keep your family safe. "
A spokeswoman from the Hawaii National Guard told the Honolulu Star Advertiser that further troops will be called Friday but he did not have a certain number.
Acting Hawaii Landmaker Wil Okabe issue an emergency declaration earlier this evening. Emergency mode is in force for the next 60 days or until further action by the county.
UPDATE 6:55 pm
The American Red Cross has opened a second shelter for lower Puna residents evacuated after a lava flow occurred in a residential area of Leilani Estates.
The second protection is at the Keaau Community Center on 16-186 Pili Mua St. The Red Cross previously opened a shelter at the Pahoa Community Center .
UPDATE 6:50 pm
Hawaii County police say access to Leilani Estates and Lani Puna divisions in lower Puna is now closed due to steam and lava emissions from a crack in the Mohala Street area, with access granted accommodation only. 19659016] Road connections are in force at Highway 130 and Leilani Boulevard, Highway 132 and Pohoiki Road, and Highway 137 and Pohoiki Road.
"We ask that all motorists be away from these areas to help the first respondents in evacuation efforts. Stay in touch with local news and radio to be informed of updates and any conditions that may affect your safety," police said. ] The witness Michael Hale told the Honolulu Star Advertiser that after seeing the explosions of lava sprung from the long, freaky fissure just two blocks from his home and business, he found his sense of what is important dramatically clarified.
"I looked and asked myself" what's valuable? "Said Hale and reminded the excited moments before evacuating Hale Hale Hostel and Vacation Rentals. "At that moment, nothing looked valuable. I filled the truck with mostly litter and that was."
Just an hour before, Hale had heard the first rumblings from a violent overriding of steam and lava that dropped through a Gorge along Mohala Street in the suburb of Leilani Estates in Pahoa.
"I could see the plums from my roof," he said.
In short order, the county police commission ordered an evacuation of the eastern end of the subdivision, from Luana Street to Mohala Street. ] Hale ran to one of his nearby rental units to inform his tenants before being evacuated to the north of the subdivision to waive further instructions. Within another hour, the civil defense extended the evacuation to the entire subdivision.
Many of the evacuated took shelter at the Pahoa Regional Community Center.
UPDATE 6:25 pm
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists said that shortly before 17:00, lava was confirmed at the surface of the eastern end of the underground part of Leilani Estates.
They said that new landslides were reported in Leilani Estates in the late afternoon, with white hot fumes and blue smoke coming from streams at the upper end of the subdivision.
Areas downstream of the outbreak line are at risk of low abundance, an HVO warning that says the division of Leilani is greatest.
"The opening stages of fracture outbreaks are dynamic. Further trials and new low outbreaks may occur and it is currently not possible to say where new valves can occur," said HVO researchers.
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UPDATE 5:55 pm
Hawaii County Civil Defense has extended it mandatory evacuation to all residents of the apartments of Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens.
Lower Puna resident Ikaika Marzo said at 17:30 that lava fountains shoot 150 meters in the air, with molten lava extending over an area 200 meters wide behind a house on Mohala Street in Leilani Estates.
"It sounds like a jet engine. It's going to be difficult, he said.
Marzo, who runs a concession in Kalapana, urged followers of social media to come to Leilani Estates to help people evacuate.
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"There are many older people who need help to get their things out, said Marzo.
County officials warn because the junction at Highway 132 and Pohoiki Road is closed to allow evacuation efforts to continue.
Leilani Estates has a population of about 1500, according to the United States Census of 2010.
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Hawaii CountyDepartment of Public Works crew reported steam and lava discharge from a crack in the Leilani subdivision in the Mohala Street area, officials said late in the afternoon.
County Civil Defense said that mandatory evacuation is in force for residents in the department n Leilani Estates from Luana Street to Mohala Street including the lower part of Leilani Avenue to the end of the subdivision to Pohoiki Road.
Pahoa Regional Community Center near the new Pahoa Regional Park is open to protection, officials said.
"Evacuating residents should make sure to bring your emergency escape kit including necessary medication, food and necessary things for your comfort, if possible," they said.
The junction at Highway 132 and Pohoiki Road has been closed to allow evacuation to continue.
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UPDATE: 5 pm
A new lava flow opened in Leilani Estates in Lower Puna shortly after 4 o'clock and asked the Hawaii County Civil Defense officials to begin evacuating residents.
A plume shot over the great East Hawaii subdivision. The evacuation area stretches from Luana Street to Pohoiki Road, said Kanani Aton of Civil Defense.
The US Red Cross officials said they open a shelter at the Pahoa Community Center on Kuahale Street for residents evacuated from their homes because of lavatrics
UPDATE: 4:20 pm
Chief Defense officials in Hawaii County says the agency is "warning about the possibility of volcanic eruptions in the lower Puna area" around the clock.
The entire county emergency department has been activated, officials said.
They also issued a new map of high-risk areas, which runs from the Puu Oo crater down to Kapoho, including Leilani Estates and Kaohe Homesteads.
] "All areas bordering the eastern demolition zone are at high risk of outbreaks," said a news news from Hawaii County released late this afternoon. "The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory has identified magma movement in the Lower East Rift Zone. We urge all residents to keep informed and alert."
County officials said residents should pay attention to lava flood, fire, smoke, methane explosion, earthquakes, poor air quality.
Residents in High Areas are invited to:
>> Prepare an emergency plan with family members immediately.
>> Stay informed by listening to the radio.
>> Report any unusual events to the Civil Defense at 935
>> Call 935-0031 for special assistance.
Evacuation protection will be open as needed, they said
UPDATE: 12:38 pm
The U.S. Geological Survey has upgraded the magnitude of the earthquake at 10:30 on the Kilauea volcano to 5.0 magnitude. USGS had originally listed the earthquake as size 4.2, then 4.7.
The quake was centered about 18 miles southwest of Hawaiian Paradise Park and 26.6 miles south of Hilo, at a depth of about 4 miles. It is the strongest shake so far in a series of hundreds of 2.5 quakes or more in the volcanic eruption zone. Researchers say shakes and increased magma activity are indications that a low outbreak is possible. The residents of Lower Puna have been warned to be ready to evacuate and monitor reports from counties and the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory about the development situation.
USGS "Did you find it?" The site received more than 500 reports from residents across Hawaii Island.
"It seems that earthquake earthquake caused rocks in the Puu Oo crater on the Kilauea volcano's East Rift Zone, resulting in a short-lived red-ash plum rose over the woman," said Tina Neal, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
was too small to generate a tsunami.
UPDATE: 11:50 am
Scientists from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported that at 10:30 south of Puu Oo caused stonework and a possible further collapse in the crater on the Kilauea volcano.
The American Geological Survey said the earthquake was 4.7, the largest so far in hundreds of small shakes in the area in recent days. Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists said that the earth shook from the earthquake south of Puu Oo on the lower eastern demolition zone led to a short-lived ash ash from the collapse. The plum rose skyward and spread as it drives southwest.
The earthquake caused no other changes at the Kilauea volcano, scientists said.
UPDATE: 11:35 am
Hawaii County Police said that they have opened again Pohoiki Road between Highway 132 and Leilani Avenue, which had been closed due to cracks on the road. Sprecken is believed to have been caused by the seismic activity and magma movement of the lower eastern demolition zone of the Kilauea volcano. The police said that a metal plate was placed over the damaged sidewalk.
UPDATE: 11:13 am
A 4.6-degree earthquake hit the southern flank of Kilauea Volcano around 10.30 am today, the Hawaii County Civil Defense reported.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the bar was not big enough to cause a tsunami.
The recent earthquake is the largest in hundreds of 2.5 and larger tremors in recent days, as researchers say is a possible precursor to a new low-outbreak from the Kilauea volcano's Lower East Rift Zone.
Earlier today, the Hawaii Volcano Observatory reported that there had been a certain decrease in the intensity of magma intrusion in the area along the eastern demolition zone. The burglary is not migrating further to the east, according to spokesman Janet Babb.
"There has been a certain decrease in seismic deformation, but it is still active," she said.
Researchers have stated that an outbreak is possible, but not overhanging. Hawaii Civil Defense officials have warned residents of Nanawale Estates, Leilani Estates and Kapoho in Lower Puna to be vigilant.
Crews today uses helicopters to observe the area and controls seismometers and global positioning system recipients.
Meanwhile, Pohoiki Roads are closed between Highway 132 and Leilani Avenue due to cracks. Officials also reported that cracks were formed within Leilani Estates.
No vapors observed from cracking at this time
The Hawaii Volcano Observatory has reported that there is a small drop in the magma density invasion of the area along the eastern rift zone.
The intrusion no longer migrates to the east, according to spokesman Janet Babb.
"There has been some decrease in seismic deformation but it is still active," she said.
Small earthquakes continue along the eastern demolition zone in lower Puna to Kapoho.
Researchers indicate that an outbreak is possible but not imminent. Hawaii Civil Defense officials have warned residents in Nanawale Estates, Leilani Estates and Kapoho in Lower Puna to be vigilant.
Field personnel are on the spot today by helicopter to observe the area and check on seismometers and global positioning system recipients.
Meanwhile, Pohoiki Road is still closed between Highway 132 and Leilani Avenue due to cracks. Officials also reported that cracks were formed within Leilani Estates.
No vapors were observed from the cracks at the moment.
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Associated Press contributed to this report.