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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for February 23, 2017 Volcano Watch: Remotely measuring the temperature of Kīlauea lava Akaka Falls Park closed due to fallen tree on pathway Light 4.6M quake strikes off Kawaihae Friday morning (Feb 17) Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for February 16, 2017 Volcano Watch: NASA practices for Mars exploration on Kīlauea Volcano
 
Wednesday (February 22, 2017), the breakout along the eastern edge of Kīlauea Volcano's episode 61g flow remains active and had advanced approximately 570 m (620 yards) since it was last mapped on February 14. The flow front consisted of sluggish, oozing pāhoehoe that was approximately 730 m (0.5 miles) from the ocean and 540 m (0.3 miles) from the emergency route road. Channelized lava flows have been recently reported on Pūlama pali, but no active channels were seen by HVO geologists while working in the area this afternoon. They did, however, observe scattered breakouts on the pali. Photo taken Wednesday, February 22, 2017 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for February 23, 2017

The 61g flow was still active, with lava entering the ocean near Kamokuna and surface breakouts downslope of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō and on the coastal plain about 730 m (about 0.5 mi) inland of the ocean.

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Volcano Watch: Remotely measuring the temperature of Kīlauea lava

A remote sensing instrument that can determine the temperature of distant objects based on their incandescent color is called an optical pyrometer. “Remote sensing” refers to the use of imaging technology that acts as extensions of our eyes.

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Akaka Falls Park closed due to fallen tree on pathway

Due to damage done to the pathway (trail) by fallen trees, the pathway at Akaka Falls on Hawaii Island will be temporarily closed today and be re-opened tomorrow Friday (Feb 24).

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Light 4.6M quake strikes off Kawaihae Friday morning (Feb 17)

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded a magnitude-4.6 earthquake between the Islands of Hawaiʻi and Maui on Friday, February 17, at 5:33 a.m., HST.

A telephoto view of the east lake margin showed that the spattering was focused in small embayments created by promontories of cooled, congealed lava jutting from the vent wall. Photo taken Tuesday, February 14, 2017 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for February 16, 2017

Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone. This past week, the summit lava lake level varied between about 20 and 38 m (66–125 ft) below the vent rim.

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Volcano Watch: NASA practices for Mars exploration on Kīlauea Volcano

Unknown to thousands of visitors in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, a simulated Mars landing mission unfolded on Kīlauea Volcano for two weeks in September 2016.

The Hawaiʻi Police Department reminds firearms owners that after obtaining the proper permit to purchase a firearm (both pistol and long gun) and after the firearm has been purchased, it is the owner’s responsibility to register it within five days.

Likewise, a firearm brought into the State of Hawaiʻi must be registered within five days.

Police remind public to register firearms within five days of ownership in Hawaii

February 23, 2017

The Hawaiʻi Police Department reminds firearms owners that after obtaining the proper permit to purchase a firearm (both pistol and long gun) and after the firearm has been purchased, it is the owner’s responsibility to register it within five days. Likewise, a firearm brought into the State of Hawaiʻi must be registered within five days.

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Bidal is East Hawaii’s Officer of the Month for February

February 23, 2017

The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized Puna Patrol Officer Conrad Bidal on Thursday (February 23) as the East Hawaiʻi “Officer of the Month” for February. Bidal, who has less than a year of service with the Police Department, was honored for what Sergeant William Derr described as his “extreme courage” while evacuating occupants […]

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During the week of February 13, 2017, through February 19, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 30 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. Four of the drivers were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 178 DUI arrests compared with 144 during the same period last year, an increase of 23.6 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of February 13-19, 2017

February 21, 2017

During the week of February 13, 2017, through February 19, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 30 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents. Four of the drivers were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 178 DUI arrests compared […]

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Police seek info on person seen on camera during a Puna theft

February 21, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person whose image was captured on a surveillance camera in connection with a theft investigation. At approximately 11:30 a.m. on February 14, an unknown male entered the victim’s property in the Kalapana Black Sands subdivision and removed power tools, a generator and other […]

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Rep. Gabbard seeks students for Kaha Kiʻi art competition

February 20, 2017

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today announced that she is accepting submissions from Hawaiʻi high school artists in the 2nd Congressional District for the 2017 Congressional Art Competition

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 1.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.11/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.27/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 1.9 cents per gallon the past week

February 20, 2017

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 1.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.11/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.3 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.27/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Hawaii Electric Light to conduct aerial line inspections February 21-24, 2017

February 19, 2017

To improve system reliability, Hawai‘i Electric Light Company will conduct aerial line inspections of its major overhead transmission lines from Tuesday, Feb. 21, to Friday, Feb 24, 2017.

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Mayor Harry Kim on February 16, 2017 signed a termination of a composting contract that was deemed disadvantageous to the County of Hawai’i.

The County informed the contractor, Hawaiian Earth Recycling, LLC (Hawaiian Earth Recycling), that the Service Agreement for the Organics Diversion Program in East Hawai‘i and West Hawai‘i with the County of Hawai‘i will be terminated as of June 30, 2017.

Mayor Kim cancels composting contract with current company

February 18, 2017

Mayor Harry Kim on February 16, 2017 signed a termination of a composting contract that was deemed disadvantageous to the County of Hawai’i. The County informed the contractor, Hawaiian Earth Recycling, LLC (Hawaiian Earth Recycling), that the Service Agreement for the Organics Diversion Program in East Hawai‘i and West Hawai‘i with the County of Hawai‘i […]

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Hawaii Island lane closures for February 18-24, 2017

February 18, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. There will be no roadwork on Monday, Feb. 20, in observance of President’s Day. — HAWAII BELT ROAD (ROUTE 19) — 1) HAKALAU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Alternating lane closures on Umauma Bridge in the vicinity of […]

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Lava flow visitors need to be prepared for health and safety

February 17, 2017

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) reports the active lava flow from Puʻu ʻŌʻō in the East Rift Zone is entering the ocean at Kamokuna located within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Additional surface flows are active near Puʻu ʻŌʻō and more recently moving beyond the National Park eastern boundary onto private property near the abandoned Royal […]

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Due to ongoing repairs to wells in North Kona, a water restriction notice remains in effect. Customers are required to reduce water consumption by 25 percent. For a list of ways to reduce water usage, please go to our website at www.hawaiidws.org. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated in using water efficiently at this time.

North Kona still on water restriction due to well repairs

February 17, 2017

Due to ongoing repairs to wells in North Kona, a water restriction notice remains in effect. Customers are required to reduce water consumption by 25 percent. For a list of ways to reduce water usage, please go to our website at www.hawaiidws.org. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated in using water efficiently at this time.

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The listed individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants. Persons who know a warrant is out for their arrest are advised to report to the nearest police station to avoid having an officer go to their home or workplace to arrest them.

Police warrants list for Friday, February 17, 2017

February 17, 2017

The listed individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants. Persons who know a warrant is out for their arrest are advised to report to the nearest police station to avoid having an officer go to their home or workplace to arrest them.

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