Information from island employers to help determine ways to offset losses from lava

  • U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY photo The south side of the ocean entry was most active Tuesday, with many small streams of lava and corresponding steam plumes spread along a fairly broad section of the southern part of the delta. This image was captured about 6:13 a.m. Tuesday.


    Fissure 8 fountains reached heights up to 160 feet overnight Monday. Lava fragments falling from the fountains are building a cinder-and-spatter cone around the vent, with the highest part of the cone (about 125 feet high) on the downwind side. This image was captured about 6:10 a.m. Tuesday.

With scores of businesses around the island impacted by the Kilauea eruption, county, state and federal agencies are investigating ways to help struggling employers and employees alike.