Hawaii National Guard to cease media tours to the eruption zone

BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Hawaii National Guard will hold its last media tours to the eruption zone on Sunday, according to officials.

The guided missions have been offered since volcanic activity began on the Big Island in May, but there are no longer any public affairs officers available to guide the tours due to deployments.

According to officials, future media tours will be conducted by Civil defense on a limited basis.

The announcement comes as Kilauea's summit continues to crumble due to collapse events equivalent to five-point magnitude earthquakes.

Lava flows from the infamous fissure 8 are also still pushing lava out into the ocean and creating new land.

Officials with the Department of Land and Natural Resources fear that the Pohoiki boat ramp and Isaac Hale Beach Park may be the next major landmarks claimed by pernicious flows.

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