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.