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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.

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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Hawaiʻi Island police have located 36-year-old Kennan Lukzen who was reported as missing yesterday, (October 18).

He was found in good condition.

Police locate a man reported missing, last seen in Kukuihaele

October 18, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police have located 36-year-old Kennan Lukzen who was reported as missing yesterday, (October 18). He was found in good condition.

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Internet connectivity has been restored to all Hawaii State Public Library System locations on Hawaii Island, except for the Pahala Public and School Library. Mahalo to the technical staff who worked tirelessly to restore access for our Hawaii Island library patrons!

Internet restored at public libraries on Hawaii Island except for Pahala library

October 18, 2017

Internet connectivity has been restored to all Hawaii State Public Library System locations on Hawaii Island, except for the Pahala Public and School Library. Mahalo to the technical staff who worked tirelessly to restore access for our Hawaii Island library patrons!

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Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 33-year-old Hilo man in connection with a burglary and arson investigation involving a break-in and intentionally set fire at the Hawaii Community Correctional Center in Hilo. 

On Monday evening, (October 16), police and fire units responded to the old section of the facility off Waiānuenue Avenue. Arriving units found cells on the second floor of the building fully engulfed in flames. This portion of the facility was used as storage with the bottom floor utilized by maintenance personnel. It is a separate building from any other on the grounds used to house inmates. No inmates were in danger at any time therefor no evacuation was needed or conducted.

Police charge Hilo man after burglary and arson at HCCC

October 18, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 33-year-old Hilo man in connection with a burglary and arson investigation involving a break-in and intentionally set fire at the Hawaii Community Correctional Center in Hilo. On Monday evening, (October 16), police and fire units responded to the old section of the facility off Waiānuenue Avenue. Arriving units found […]

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During the week of October 9, 2017, through October 15, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 907 DUI arrests compared with 863 during the same period last year, an increase of 5.1 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of October 9-15, 2017

October 17, 2017

During the week of October 9, 2017, through October 15, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 21 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 907 DUI arrests […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are conducting a burglary and arson investigation into a break-in and suspected intentionally set fire at the Hawaiʻi Community Correctional Center in Hilo. A 33-year-old male was arrested at the scene.

Police arrest Hilo man for a burglary and arson at HCCC

October 17, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police are conducting a burglary and arson investigation into a break-in and suspected intentionally set fire at the Hawaiʻi Community Correctional Center in Hilo. A 33-year-old male was arrested at the scene.

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Police seek ID of suspect in theft at Pahoa 7-Eleven

October 16, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect from a theft that occurred in Pāhoa on (October 2). The male suspect is shown in the photo wearing a black ball cap, black T-shirt, and jeans. Police ask anyone with information on this individual to call Officer Terrance Scanlan at the […]

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Donald Kepner

Police are searching for a Puna man wanted in connection with a burglary

October 16, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating an 18-year-old Puna man wanted in connection with a burglary investigation. Sought is Donald Kepner, described as Caucasian, 5-feet-10-inches, 150 pounds, blue eyes and blonde hair. Kepner is known to frequent the Puna area. Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the […]

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Jesse Coley

Police locate a Kapaau man wanted for sexual assault and warrants

October 16, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police have located 30-year-old Jesse Coley who was wanted on outstanding warrants. He arrested this afternoon, (October 16), and taken into custody.

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Police charge Puna man in connection with a stabbing

October 16, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 32-year-old Puna man in connection with a stabbing in Puna. At 12:26 a.m., on (October 12), officers responded to a residence in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision to a report of a man who had been stabbed by another man who shared the same home.

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A 49-year old Hilo man died following a 2 vehicle crash Saturday morning (October 14), in the district of Hāmākua. 

His name is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of his family.

Responding to a 7:21 a.m. call, police determined that a 2001 Dodge Caravan was traveling westbound on the Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Saddle Road), near the 38-mile marker when he was overtaking vehicles and struck a 2015 Honda Fit that was traveling eastbound.

A Hilo man is dead following a crash on Daniel K. Inouye Highway Saturday (Oct 14)

October 16, 2017

A 49-year old Hilo man died following a 2 vehicle crash Saturday morning (October 14), in the district of Hāmākua. His name is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of his family. Responding to a 7:21 a.m. call, police determined that a 2001 Dodge Caravan was traveling westbound on the Daniel K. Inouye Highway […]

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Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 11.6 cents per gallon the past week

October 16, 2017

Hawaii, HI, October 16- Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 11.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.39/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 1.6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.45/g, according to […]

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