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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.

Akaka Falls State Park. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

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.

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 4.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.08/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.28/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii fall four cents per gallon the past week

February 27, 2017

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 4.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.08/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 0.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.28/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Police are searching for a Hilo girl who is reported missing

February 27, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for 16-year-old Hilo girl who was reported missing. Destani Mendoza was last seen in Hilo on February 19. She is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-3, 105 pounds with brown eyes and wavy brown hair. Police ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

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The Hawaii Police Department advises that Mamalahoa Highway (Route 190) near the 3 mile marker in Waimea is now open.

Lane closure on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 190) in Waimea due to crash

February 26, 2017

The Hawaii Police Department advises that Mamalahoa Highway (Route 190) near the 3 mile marker in Waimea is now open.

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Household hazardous waste collection events in Waimea and Puna (March 4 & 5)

February 26, 2017

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events will occur between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., as follows: Saturday, March 4, 2017 at the Waimea Recycling and Transfer Station. Sunday, March 5, 2017 at the Pāhoa Recycling and Transfer Station.

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Umauma Bridge construction. August 24, 2014. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Hawaii Island lane closures for the week of February 25-March 3, 2017

February 25, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — HAWAII BELT ROAD (ROUTE 19) — 1) HAKALAU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Alternating lane closures on Umauma Bridge in the vicinity of Hakalau (Route 19, Mile Marker 16) in both directions over a twenty-four hour period, […]

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Attempted puppy theft overnight at Hawaii Island Humane Society in Kona

February 24, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an attempted theft early Friday morning (February 24) at the Kona Humane Society. At approximately 1:30 a.m. Friday, a pair of individuals broke open a gate securing the kennel area of the Kona Humane Society and removed a 1-year-old American Stratfordshire Terrier named “Cholo.” When employees arrived in the morning, […]

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Kahaluu Beach Park closed due to plumbing problems

February 24, 2017

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces that Kahalu`u Beach Park in Kailua-Kona is closed until further notice due to plumbing issues. The Department of Parks & Recreation apologizes for any inconvenience the closure may cause, and thanks the public for their understanding. For more information please contact Charmaine Kamaka at 961-8311.

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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 24, 2017

February 24, 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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Police Chief Ferreira promotes three to the rank of captain

February 24, 2017

Police Chief Paul Ferreira has announced three promotions to the rank of captain. Gilbert Gaspar will be the captain in charge of Kona patrol. He joined the Police Department in July 1982 and has spent the bulk of his police career working in West Hawaiʻi. Since July 2008, he has been the lieutenant in charge […]

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Strong quake in Fiji Islands area, no tsunami generated

February 24, 2017

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 occurred south of the Fiji Islands at 7:29 a.m. HST on Friday, February 24, 2017. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Ocean View man arrested in auto theft case has burglary and other charges added

February 23, 2017

A man arrested this week in Ocean View in connection with a stolen car has been linked to the burglary of a business in the same area. A Ford Bronco was stolen from a home on the 92-8800 block of Lotus Blossom Lane in Ocean View sometime between February 10 and February 11. Tuesday (February […]

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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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