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Volcano Watch: Thermal maps help with the pāhoehoe challenge Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 21, 2017 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
 
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Volcano Watch: Thermal maps help with the pāhoehoe challenge

Over the past few years, HVO geologists developed a new technique to map activity across the entire surface of a pāhoehoe flow with a handheld thermal camera.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 21, 2017

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

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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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Police are searching for a man reported missing

September 22, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Andrew Miles. He is 30-years-old, 6-feet, 210 pounds with short black hair and is unshaven. He was last seen wearing a two-tone gray long-sleeve T-shirt and black basketball shorts. Police ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to call the Police Department’s non-emergency line […]

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Hilo man is charged with kidnapping, abuse, and other crimes

September 22, 2017

On Thursday, (September 21), at 3:40 p.m., Hawaiʻi Island police charged 19-year-old David John Erlenbach with kidnapping, two counts of abuse of a family or household member, second-degree terroristic threatening and harassment by stalking.

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Firefighters responded to a 5:17 a.m. alarm Thursday (Sept 21) to the Waikapuna Bay area of Ka‘u for a brushfire.

The remote area and limited four-wheel-drive roads made access difficult for firefighters who arrived to find about five acres of grass and brush burning. Bulldozers cut fire breaks as the Fire Department's Choppers One and Two were able to perform water drops slowing the spread of the brushfire which was fanned by strong trade winds during the day.

Brushfire in Ka‘u fanned by strong winds burns over 800 acres

September 22, 2017

Firefighters responded to a 5:17 a.m. alarm Thursday (Sept 21) to the Waikapuna Bay area of Ka‘u for a brushfire. The remote area and limited four-wheel-drive roads made access difficult for firefighters who arrived to find about five acres of grass and brush burning. Bulldozers cut fire breaks as the Fire Department’s Choppers One and […]

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Honolulu Police arrest Hilo man wanted on a warrant for an assault case

September 22, 2017

Wayne Eric Alfred Gonsalves, Jr., was arrested on Tuesday, (September 19), on the Island of Oahu, by the Honolulu Police Department for the warrant of arrest part of this investigation. Gonsalves is being transported back to Hilo where he will have an initial court appearance on Friday, (September 22).

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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, September 22, 2017

September 22, 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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Kolea book author Susan Scott presentation at the Lyman Museum Monday (Sept 25)

September 22, 2017

Also back by popular demand to the Lyman Museum, Hawai‘i’s esteemed naturalist Susan Scott discusses and illustrates Kōlea, Pacific Golden-Plovers (Pluvialis fulva), in her 2016 book (coauthored with plover expert Oscar W. Johnson), Hawai‘i’s Kōlea: The Amazing Transpacific Life of the Pacific Golden-Plover.

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This is a fire information update for 6 p.m., Thursday, September 21, 2017.

Hawaii Fire Department reports a large brushfire located in the area of Ka‘alu‘alu near South Point, in Ka‘u.

Large brushfire in South Point area Thursday (Sept 21)

September 21, 2017

This is a fire information update for 6 p.m., Thursday, September 21, 2017. Hawaii Fire Department reports a large brushfire located in the area of Ka‘alu‘alu near South Point, in Ka‘u.

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South Hilo Patrol officers are investigating a collision involving a motor vehicle and two pedestrians that occurred in Hilo.

Two pedestrians hit by car in Hilo Thursday (Sept 21)

September 21, 2017

South Hilo Patrol officers are investigating a collision involving a motor vehicle and two pedestrians that occurred in Hilo.

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Hawaiʻi Island police have located and taken into custody a 19-year-old Hilo man wanted for questioning in a kidnapping investigation.

At approximately 1:15 a.m., Wednesday morning, (September 20), a 19-year-old female reported that an adult male known to her held her against her will within his vehicle. While on Kinoʻole Street near the intersection with Lanikāula Street, after several failed attempts to get out of the car, she was able to unlock the door, exit the vehicle and immediately began yelling for help. She received the assistance of nearby residents who called police as the suspect fled the area.

Police have located a Hilo man wanted in a kidnapping case

September 21, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police have located and taken into custody a 19-year-old Hilo man wanted for questioning in a kidnapping investigation. At approximately 1:15 a.m., Wednesday morning, (September 20), a 19-year-old female reported that an adult male known to her held her against her will within his vehicle. While on Kinoʻole Street near the intersection with […]

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During the week of September 11, 2017, through September 17, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 24 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Eight 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 824 DUI arrests compared with 767 during the same period last year, an increase of 7.4 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of September 11-17, 2017

September 21, 2017

During the week of September 11, 2017, through September 17, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 24 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Eight 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 824 DUI arrests […]

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ArcLight agrees to sell Hamakua Energy Partners plant to new HEI subsidiary

September 21, 2017

An affiliate of ArcLight Capital Partners, a Boston-based private equity firm (ArcLight) focused on energy infrastructure investments, has signed an agreement to sell its 60-megawatt Hamakua Energy Partners plant for an undisclosed price to Pacific Current, a newly established subsidiary of Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI).

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Sen Hirono taking applications for military service academy nominations

September 21, 2017

Senator Mazie K. Hirono is currently accepting applications from Hawaii students who seek a military service academy nomination from her office. Each year, Senator Hirono nominates Hawaii students to the Air Force Academy, U.S. Military Academy, Naval Academy, and the Merchant Marine Academy.

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