Update: 4 pm
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists are expected to make strong earthquakes around the summit of Kilauea volcano and become more frequent as the summit fades further.
The deflation takes place as the lava lake falls in Kilauea caldera. To date, the bottom of the caldera has dropped about 3 feet, though HVO did not say how long it took until that point was reached. Deflation causes stress disorder to move around the caldera, leading to frequent earthquakes, including a magnitude of 4.4 this morning, HVO officials said.
The earthquakes around the summit caused conspicuous structural damage in parking buildings and cracks on Highway 11 and (19659018) Park officials are pushing motorists on Highway 11, especially between Milestones 28 and 29 and on Pi & i Mauna Road. to drive more cautiously and to exercise caution.
"We are leaving Highway 11 at this time, but will close it when it becomes unsafe for motorists," said Chief Ranger John Broward at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. "We suspect that we will find additional damage throughout the park as soon as we have time to assess the damage."
A 3.5 magnitude earthquake caused cracks and shifting of ground in the visitor center, temporarily disconnecting power and breaking several
According to the US Geological Survey, at the Kilauea summit and along the East Rift Zone of the volcano, where the last eruption of the lava takes place, nearly 100 quakes of magnitude 2.5 or greater.  2:00 pm
The Hawaii Police advise caution to the public as the shifting wind drives volcanic ash from the Kilauea peak to Hilo.
They also advised motorists about new cracks on Highway 11, around Milestones 28 and 29, in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Earlier today, the National Weather Service published a special weather statement warning that light winds could transport "ash over parts of Kau, Puna and north and south Hilo districts up to 10,000 feet." They advise the public in In these areas, avoid excessive exposure to ash that may irritate the eyes and respiratory system.
A 4.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Kilauea summit area on the island of Hawaii at 11:31
However, no tsunami is expected, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. According to the Civil Defense of Hawaii County, the volcanic gullies are in the lower reaches of the volcanic gullies. English: www.goredsea.com/en_magazine-archiv…december2005 Puna higher.
An interruption in the trade winds today means that Lower Puna, Volcano Village and the surrounding areas, such as North, South and Central Hawaii Island, may experience varying levels of vog and sulfur dioxide exposure.
HILO >> Authorities expect to pump cold water into at least one Puna Geother Today, in an effort to kill wells flowing through the active river threatened at Kilauea volcano, district officials said.
Residents of the PGV Pohoiki power plant feared that earthquakes or a lava flow could cause an uncontrolled eruption of toxic gases into their communities.
Tom Travis, Administrator of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, oversees the operation.
In a related development, Brig. Gen. Kenneth Hara, Assistant General Adjutant of the National Guard Hawaii, was empowered by President Donald Trump and Governor David Ige to serve as a dual-status commander, enabling him to involve both the National Guard and active forces in support of the current situation] Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory reported that columns 18 and 13 were active overnight for a short time, but this 18 slows down and column 13 is no longer active, district officials said. Column 17, which had delayed a river more than a mile towards the ocean, has not advanced since Tuesday, they said.
Highway 130 is open to residents only beyond the Malama Road State Department of Transportation. However, no large trailers or heavy equipment is allowed over the metal plates.
Highway 132 is closed at the intersection with Pohoiki Road and a checkpoint is located on Highway 130 of Pahoa High School. Traffic beyond all roadblocks is restricted to local traffic.
The Volcano School of Arts and Sciences is closed today on concerns that changing winds could blow ash from the summit over the nearby city of Volcano.
The Hawaii County Fire Department reports that air quality is Condition Red around cracks in the southeastern area of Lanipuna Gardens and surrounding farm land on Pohoiki Road. Condition Red means that there is an imminent threat to health and action is taken to limit further exposure.
An earthquake of magnitude 4.4 at about 8:30 am today centered near the Kilauea Peak, according to the US Geological Survey. The quake was not a tsunami threat. At Kilauea Peak and along the East Rift Zone, where the lava erupted, there were more than 75 quakes of magnitude 2.5 or greater.
USGS, HVO and Pacific Tsunami Warning Center officials have assured the public that a tsunami An earthquake is highly unlikely due to the ongoing geological activity associated with the Kilauea outbreak.
The ash emissions from the Halemaumau crater on the summit have subsided this morning, prompting the National Meteorological Service to reject an ashfall recommendation for the southern Kau district of the Big Island before it should run out at 8 am
The Weather Service This morning, lighter wind could carry ash over parts of Kau, Puna and northern and southern Hilo districts up to 10,000 feet. "In the event of a major eruption, an ashfall warning or warning may be necessary."
Officials said the public should avoid excessive exposure to ash, which is an eye and respiratory irritant, and those with airway sensitivities should take extra Precaution to minimize exposure
The crater had pumped out a large amount of ash on Tuesday, which prompted the Meteorological Service to appoint the Advisory and the HVO to make a "Condition Red" message for aviation, which warned pilots that the ash cloud reached an estimated altitude of 12,000 feet.
Ashfall and vog were reported on Highway 11 to Pahala on Tuesday.
HVO scientists said that this morning "densely ballistic" blocks up to 2 feet in diameter were found in a parking lot a few hundred yards from Halemaumau Crater. "These reflect the high-energy explosions observed so far and may reflect the onset of a steam-driven explosive activity, further observations are needed to assess this interpretation, additional explosions are expected and could be more powerful."
Much of the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has been closed since Friday because of the danger of an explosive, steam-driven eruption of ash, rock and gas from the crater.  Hawaii Electric Light Co. officials warned Tuesday that the volcanic ash falling on parts of the southern Big Island could lead to longer power outages on the island.
For more information about the dangers of volcanic ash and volcano, go to Volcanoes. usgs.gov and vog.ivhhn.org.