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Volcano Watch: New USGS video about Kīlauea Volcano’s summit eruption is now online Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for October 19, 2017 Peaman events cleared of BLNR fines as former mayor Kenoi provides legal counsel to Pagett Volcano Watch: Reminders to be prepared for Nature’s fury Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for October 12, 2017 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Kahuku Unit events October – December 2017
 
The lava lake within Halemaʻumaʻu, a crater at the summit of Kīlauea, was about 30 m (98 ft) below the vent rim on the day of this photo (Jan. 7, 2016). Orange lines on the lake surface were the result of lava lake circulation; as lava moved from left to right, sections of the dark-colored, semi-solid lake surface pulled apart, revealing incandescent molten lava beneath the crust. Vigorous spattering (bright yellow area at right) often occurs where circulating lava sinks back into the lake. USGS photo by T. Orr.

Volcano Watch: New USGS video about Kīlauea Volcano’s summit eruption is now online

(Volcano Watch is a weekly article written by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.) In March 2008, a new volcanic vent opened within Halema‘uma‘u, a crater at the summit of Kīlauea in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park on the Island of Hawaiʻi. The eruption continues today, with continuous degassing, occasional explosive events, and […]

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for October 19, 2017

On the East Rift Zone, the 61g flow remained active, with lava reaching the Kamokuna delta and surface breakouts downslope of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

Peaman event at Kailua Pier in Kona.

Peaman events cleared of BLNR fines as former mayor Kenoi provides legal counsel to Pagett

The Board voted to dismiss the fine upon receiving assurances from Pagett’s counsel, former Hawaii mayor William Kenoi that Pagett will apply for a DOBOR permit, including obtaining required insurance coverage, for all future marine events he plans.

Damage to an unreinforced rock wall at Kalāhikiola Church in Kapa‘au, North Kohala, on the Island of Hawai‘i, following the magnitude-6.6 Kīholo and magnitude-6.0 Māhukona earthquakes in October 2006. USGS photo by J. Takahashi.

Volcano Watch: Reminders to be prepared for Nature’s fury

As we Drop! Cover! and Hold On! during this year’s Great Hawaiʻi ShakeOut let’s also dedicate a quiet moment to those adversely impacted by recent earthquakes.

Time-lapse image of multiple lava cascades on the sea cliff on October 4 at 3:31 am (HST). Just a few of the many resulting surface flows can be seen on the delta both below the cliff and near the front, which is lit by lava and moonlight. Photo taken Friday, October 6, 2017 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for October 12, 2017

This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake level fluctuated with summit inflation and deflation, ranging about 32–39 m (105–128 ft) below the vent rim.

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Kahuku Unit events October – December 2017

Everyone is invited to participate in the free guided hikes, “Coffee Talks” and ‘Ike Hana No‘eau Hawaiian cultural programs in the Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

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Police arrest Honaunau man in counterfeit money case

October 23, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police arrested a Hōnaunau man following several counterfeit money investigations. On October 10), Kona Patrol officers responded to a report of a counterfeit $100 bill that had been passed the previous day at a business establishment in Honalo. Officers also responded to reports of a counterfeit $100 bill that had been passed during […]

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Fire/rescue crews answered a 9:35 p.m. alarm Sunday (Oct 22) to Hawaiian Acres at the corner of roads 4 and G for a structure fire.

Crews arrived to find an abandoned single-story home, about 800 square feet in size, engulfed in flames with an abandoned car blocking the driveway.

Fire destroys empty home in Hawaiian Acres Sunday (Oct 22)

October 23, 2017

Fire/rescue crews answered a 9:35 p.m. alarm Sunday (Oct 22) to Hawaiian Acres at the corner of roads 4 and G for a structure fire. Crews arrived to find an abandoned single-story home, about 800 square feet in size, engulfed in flames with an abandoned car blocking the driveway.

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Police investigate burglary at Palace Theater in Hilo

October 23, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help for any witnesses or information relative to a burglary that occurred at the Palace Theater on Saturday (Oct 14). South Hilo Patrol Officers responded to an alarm at the theater at 5:09 a.m. and found one of the front doors slightly open and appeared as if […]

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The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an unmanned adrift, blue kayak off Maalaea Harbor, Maui, Oct. 22, 2017. Anyone with information that may help identify the owner of the kayak is asked to contact Sector Honolulu at 808-842-2600. (U.S. Coast Guard photo/Released)

Coast Guard seeks owner of kayak found off Maui Sunday (Oct 22)

October 22, 2017

The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help identifying the owner of an unmanned and adrift blue kayak off Maalaea Harbor, Maui, Sunday. A 45-foot Response Boat-Medium boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Maui launched to search the area and Coast Guard Sector Honolulu issued an Urgent Marine Information Broadcast notice to mariners to keep a […]

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flash flood watch for Hawaii Island Monday through Tuesday afternoon (Oct 23-24).

Heavy showers associated with an upper trough and cold front moving down the island chain could result in flash flooding Monday through Tuesday. The latest guidance indicates the greatest potential for flooding will occur over Oahu, Maui County and Hawaii Island.

Flash Flood and High Wind Watches issued for Hawaii Island

October 22, 2017

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a flash flood watch for Hawaii Island Monday through Tuesday afternoon (Oct 23-24). Heavy showers associated with an upper trough and cold front moving down the island chain could result in flash flooding Monday through Tuesday. The latest guidance indicates the greatest potential for flooding will occur […]

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A brush fire that was reported earlier in Pahala is under control but fire crews remain on scene addressing "hot spots". Kaalaiki Road in Pahala was closed for about 24 hours while HFD attempted to gain control of the fire. Approximately 35-40 acres have been destroyed by the fire.

The fire is still active but it has moved East of the origin. No homes or structures are in danger.

Kaalaiki Road in Pahala now open as firefighters get brush fire under control

October 21, 2017

A brush fire that was reported earlier in Pahala is under control but fire crews remain on scene addressing “hot spots”. Kaalaiki Road in Pahala was closed for about 24 hours while HFD attempted to gain control of the fire. Approximately 35-40 acres have been destroyed by the fire. The fire is still active but […]

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One inmate, who was housed in that unit, is confirmed to have a case of chickenpox. That inmate is currently in isolation to prevent the spread. No other inmates have shown symptoms of chickenpox. As a precaution, the Waianuenue male housing unit is under quarantine this weekend. Inmates in that unit will be allowed extra phone calls to make up for the lost visits. Visits in all other HCCC housing units are still running as scheduled this weekend.

HCCC’s Waianuenue housing unit visits cancelled due to chickenpox case

October 20, 2017

One inmate, who was housed in that unit, is confirmed to have a case of chickenpox. That inmate is currently in isolation to prevent the spread. No other inmates have shown symptoms of chickenpox. As a precaution, the Waianuenue male housing unit is under quarantine this weekend. Inmates in that unit will be allowed extra […]

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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, October 20, 2017

October 20, 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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Firefighters responded to a 6:30 a.m. alarm Friday (Oct 20) to Panda Express at 368 E. Makaala Street for a structure fire.

Upon arriving firefighters found a small fire contained to the kitchen area of the restaurant with nobody in the building. Firefighters broke into the building and found a propane gas line to an appliance on fire. Crews shut-off the gas line stopping the fire at 6:40 a.m. and there was no further damage.

Propane fire at Panda Express in Hilo put out quickly

October 20, 2017

Firefighters responded to a 6:30 a.m. alarm Friday (Oct 20) to Panda Express at 368 E. Makaala Street for a structure fire. Upon arriving firefighters found a small fire contained to the kitchen area of the restaurant with nobody in the building. Firefighters broke into the building and found a propane gas line to an […]

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Police charge Hilo man with burglary of Keaau self-storage business

October 20, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 33-year-old Hilo man in connection with a burglary from a self-storage unit in Keaʻau. Tuesday morning, (October 17), officers responded to a self-storage facility in the Shipman Industrial Park after employees observed a man moving items from a storage unit that did not belong to him and place the […]

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Police charge Puna man for having a concealed handgun

October 20, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 20-year-old Puna man who was caught with a concealed firearm. At 12:52 a.m., Wednesday morning, (October 18), while on routine patrol, an officer encountered a group of people at the Wailoa Boat Ramp on Manono Street. The officer recognized one of the men in the group who was acting […]

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Fire/rescue responded to a 5:57 a.m. alarm Thursday (Oct 19) to 84 Kaulana Street in Waiakea for a home on fire. A neighbor during a usual morning walk saw smoke coming from the residence and called 9-1-1.

Morning fire damages home in Waiakea Thursday (Oct 19)

October 19, 2017

Fire/rescue responded to a 5:57 a.m. alarm Thursday (Oct 19) to 84 Kaulana Street in Waiakea for a home on fire. A neighbor during a usual morning walk saw smoke coming from the residence and called 9-1-1.

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