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Mangitude 4.2 quake shakes Oahu Friday (Sept 15) Volcano Watch: Mauna Loa update: unrest continues, but the outcome is uncertain Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 14, 2017 Volcano Watch: When you need information about Hawaiian volcanoes, turn to the USGS Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 7, 2017 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park closes areas due to dry conditions and fire danger
 
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Mangitude 4.2 quake shakes Oahu Friday (Sept 15)

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded a magnitude-4.2 earthquake located off the northeast coast of O‘ahu on Friday, September 15, 2017, at 8:40 p.m. HST.

Aerial view of Mauna Loa erupting on the morning of March 25, 1984, the first day of the volcano’s most recent eruption. The lava flow was advancing southeast, toward Kīlauea, from fissure vents at an elevation of about 11,200 feet on Mauna Loa’s Northeast Rift Zone. Moku‘āweoweo, Mauna Loa’s summit caldera, is visible at top left. USGS photo by J.P. Lockwood.

Volcano Watch: Mauna Loa update: unrest continues, but the outcome is uncertain

What’s up with Mauna Loa, and is any change in sight? Should residents relax or stay vigilant?

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 14, 2017

This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake level fluctuated with summit inflation and deflation and ranged about 31–53.5 m (102–175 ft) below the vent rim.

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Volcano Watch: When you need information about Hawaiian volcanoes, turn to the USGS

Perhaps the best place to begin your search for information about Hawaiian volcanoes is the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) website

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 7, 2017

This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake level fluctuated in concert with summit inflation and deflation, ranging about 54–103 feet below the vent rim.

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park closes areas due to dry conditions and fire danger

Due to escalating fire danger in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, park officials have closed Hilina Pali Road from the Mauna Iki Trailhead and Mauna Loa Road at the gate past Kīpukapuaulu.

Left to right: Sheri Cavaney, Dave Parker, Carol Parker and Red Cavaney, smile for photos in the Kīlauea Visitor Center on Wednesday. Dave is wearing an NPS Centennial T-shirt listing all 59 national parks. NPS Photo by Janice Wei

Man achieves goal to visit all 59 National Parks

September 20, 2017

When Dave Parker entered Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Tuesday night, he accomplished his lifelong dream to visit the 59 iconic national parks in the U.S. “To see Kīlauea erupt is indescribable and it’s just spectacular to see,” Parker said. “It’s the reason we came here,” he said.

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Police seek Hilo man in connection with a kidnapping case

September 20, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a 19-year-old Hilo man wanted for questioning in a kidnapping investigation involving an adult female. Police are seeking David John Erlenbach who is described as 5-feet-11-inches, 170 pounds, brown eyes and black hair and is known to wear prescription type eyeglasses.

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Strong quake in Vanuatu Islands, no tsunami threat

September 20, 2017

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 occurred in the Vanuatu Islands at 10:10 a.m. HST on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Hawaiʻi Island police report a fire occurred on (September 9), at approximately 6:10 p.m., at a residence located on Nahelenani Street in Volcano.

The owner of the home has been identified as Kris Anderson, 64-years-old, who was airlifted to the Straub Burn Center in

Man injured in Volcano area fire dies in Straub Burn Center

September 20, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police report a fire occurred on (September 9), at approximately 6:10 p.m., at a residence located on Nahelenani Street in Volcano. The owner of the home has been identified as Kris Anderson, 64-years-old, who was airlifted to the Straub Burn Center in

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Police are searching for Michael Alenjo who has been reported missing. Alejo is a 46-year-old man, about 5-foot-8-inches tall, 186 pounds, short black hair, last seen wearing a white polo shirt and tan shorts on Kawili Street in Hilo. Alejo is in need of medication.

Police are searching for a man reported missing, last seen in Hilo

September 19, 2017

Police are searching for Michael Alenjo who has been reported missing. Alejo is a 46-year-old man, about 5-foot-8-inches tall, 186 pounds, short black hair, last seen wearing a white polo shirt and tan shorts on Kawili Street in Hilo. Alejo is in need of medication.

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Puna woman charged with drug offenses after meth, marijuana, and heroin found

September 19, 2017

A 45-year-old Keaʻau woman is charged with several drug offenses stemming from a sizeable seizure of black tar heroin and other drugs.

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Police are searching for a woman reported missing

September 19, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 35-year-old missing woman. Parker Godwin was last seen in the Kalapana area on (August 6). She is described as Caucasian, 5-feet-10-inches, 145 pounds, brown shoulder length hair, blue eyes and a “Led Zeppelin” tattoo on her lower back. She primarily resides in the Hilo […]

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Police are searching for three men wanted on warrants

September 19, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in providing the whereabouts of three men wanted for outstanding felony bench warrants. These individuals have no known connection to each other; however, all have ties to the Puna District.

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Hawaii crop weather review for the week ending Sunday (Sept 17)

September 19, 2017

Below-normal rainfall on 1 to 3-month time scales led to abnormal dryness development on the lower Kona slopes on Hawaii Island.

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 1:44 a.m. alarm Monday (Sept 18) for a sinking fishing boat six miles west of Kealakekua Bay in Kona.

Three fishermen, in their 60s, were in a 22-foot fishing boat which was sinking and they managed to phone the Coast Guard and Fire Department letting them know of their situation and position offshore using cellphones.

Three fishermen rescued from sinking boat six miles off Kona coast

September 18, 2017

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 1:44 a.m. alarm Monday (Sept 18) for a sinking fishing boat six miles west of Kealakekua Bay in Kona. Three fishermen, in their 60s, were in a 22-foot fishing boat which was sinking and they managed to phone the Coast Guard and Fire Department letting them know of their situation […]

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 10.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.36/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.60/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 10.4 cents per gallon the past week

September 18, 2017

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 10.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.36/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.60/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 3:28 a.m. alarm to Blane's Drive Inn at 150 Wiwoole Street in Hilo for a fire.

Upon arrival firefighters found that good samaritans had already put out the fire which was outside the takeout counter burning a 12 by 6 foot area. The good samaritans made the call for the fire department. They saw the fire and kicked in a door into Blane's to get a fire extinguisher from the building and put the blaze out.

Good samaritans put out fire at Blane’s Drive Inn Sunday (Sept 17)

September 17, 2017

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 3:28 a.m. alarm to Blane’s Drive Inn at 150 Wiwoole Street in Hilo for a fire. Upon arrival firefighters found that good samaritans had already put out the fire which was outside the takeout counter burning a 12 by 6 foot area. The good samaritans made the call for the […]

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