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Hurricane Guillermo strengthens, headed towards Hawaii Volcano Watch: Detective work breathes new life into old volcano photos Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 30, 2015 County to improve Kaipalaoa Landing Park at Hilo Bayfront Keck Observatory confirms planet described as Volcano Watch: Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 23, 2015 Very strong 7.0M quake in the Solomon Islands area, no tsunami threat to Hawaii Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 16, 2015 Volcano Watch: Volcano Alarms
 
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Hurricane Guillermo strengthens, headed towards Hawaii

Guillermo strengthens to a Category Two Hurricane according to the National Hurricane Center.

Raymond and Whitcomb party “making lava specimens” at Kīlauea in 1893. Photograph by J.J. Williams from the HVO photo archives.

Volcano Watch: Detective work breathes new life into old volcano photos

By comparing archival material with current observations of volcanic activity, scientists can gain a better understanding of past events and future possibilities for Hawaiian volcanoes.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 30, 2015

Kīlauea’s summit lava lake level fluctuated this past week between about 50 and 70 m (164 – 230 ft) below the vent rim. Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone “June 27th lava flow” continues to feed widespread breakouts northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō.

Kaipalaoa Landing Park. Photo courtesy of County of Hawaii

County to improve Kaipalaoa Landing Park at Hilo Bayfront

The County of Hawai’i is partnering with a community group to improve Downtown Hilo’s Kaipalaoa Landing Park, a historic site and favorite surf spot near the intersection of Waianuenue and Kamehameha Avenues. The project will repair damaged rock walls and restore eroded areas, repair grass and a walkway, and install new showers and picnic tables.

This artist's concept compares Earth (left) to the new planet, called Kepler-452b, which is about 60 percent larger in diameter. CREDIT: NASA/JPL-CALTECH/T. PYLE

Keck Observatory confirms planet described as ‘an older cousin to Earth’

The W. M. Keck Observatory has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star.

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Volcano Watch: “Leaky” lava tubes spread flows only short distances from Puʻu ʻŌʻō

By spawning so many short-lived flows over a large area, the leaky nature of the Pu‘u ‘O‘o lava tubes means that no single flow has been able to capture the volume of lava needed to develop into a sustained, rapidly advancing flow similar to the June 27th flow late last year.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 23, 2015

Kīlauea’s summit lava lake level remained fairly steady at 167 feet below the vent rim until July 21, when the level dropped in response to summit deflation to about 210 feet, where it remained as of July 23, 2015.

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Very strong 7.0M quake in the Solomon Islands area, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 occurred in the Santa Cruz Islands at 4:27 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time on Friday, July 18 2015. Based on all data available to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center… the tsunami threat from this earthquake has now mostly passed. Any remaining threat should be evaluated by local authorities in […]

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 16, 2015

Kīlauea’s summit lava lake level fluctuated in response to summit inflation and deflation during the past week, with measurements ranging between 167-135 feet below the vent rim.

This thermal image of the Puʻu ʻŌʻō crater, sent by text on May 7, 2015, to USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologists, is an example of the thermal camera alarm system developed at HVO. In this case, the alarm was triggered by the appearance of new lava on the floor of Puʻu ʻŌʻō, seen here as the brightly colored (hot) region in the image. The temperature scale at right is in degrees Celsius. USGS webcam image.

Volcano Watch: Volcano Alarms – Keeping HVO Virtually Vigilant 24/7

This thermal image of the Puʻu ʻŌʻō crater, sent by text on May 7, 2015, to USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologists, is an example of the thermal camera alarm system developed at HVO.

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NVIDIA recalls tablet computers due to fire hazard

July 31, 2015

About 83,000 NVIDIA tablet computers are recalled. NVIDIA has received four reports of batteries overheating due to thermal runaway, including two reports of damage to flooring.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s helping in providing information about a suspicious fire at an unoccupied house in the Puna District.

In the early hours of June 12, police and firefighters responded to a house on North Glenwood Road in Kurtistown, one-tenth of a mile in from Route 11, to find the structure totally engulfed in flames. Upon further investigation it was determined that the house had been vacant for some time and was unoccupied.

Police conduct arson investigation for Glenwood house fire in June

July 31, 2015

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s helping in providing information about a suspicious fire at an unoccupied house in the Puna District. In the early hours of June 12, police and firefighters responded to a house on North Glenwood Road in Kurtistown, one-tenth of a mile in from Route 11, to find the […]

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Stene: TMT debate is extremely divisive for our community

July 31, 2015

The debate over the Thirty Meter Telescope has become extremely divisive for our community. These protests segued from protecting Mauna Kea to a debate over the restoration of the Hawaiian Kingdom and questioning the legitimacy of the State of Hawaii. The lack of enforcement by Hawaii County and the State of Hawaii isn’t helping matters.

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2015’s second half represents a strong commitment that motorists will spend even less on gasoline this year than they did in 2014. GasBuddy experts say that before Christmas, as many as 20 states could have average gas prices below $2 per gallon as the national average for December slips to $1.98.

Gas price drops to accelerate from Labor Day forward

July 31, 2015

2015’s second half represents a strong commitment that motorists will spend even less on gasoline this year than they did in 2014. GasBuddy experts say that before Christmas, as many as 20 states could have average gas prices below $2 per gallon as the national average for December slips to $1.98.

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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, July 31, 2015

July 31, 2015

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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This is an emergency water main break repair information update for Friday, July 31, 2015 at 8:45 a.m.

Water system services are now restored in areas affected by yesterday’s water main break in the Kaūmana area of Hilo. The water restriction advisory is no longer in effect for area customers.

Emergency water main break repairs completed in Kaumana

July 31, 2015

This is an emergency water main break repair information update for Friday, July 31, 2015 at 8:45 a.m. Water system services are now restored in areas affected by yesterday’s water main break in the Kaūmana area of Hilo. The water restriction advisory is no longer in effect for area customers.

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Two extended furlough inmates fail to check in at Kona furlough house

July 31, 2015

Extended furlough inmate Dyson Kepano captured in Kona by Sheriffs. Donald Soares is still missing. If you see Soares, call 911.

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This is an emergency water main break repair information notice for Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 3:45 p.m.

Due to a water main break in the Kaūmana area of Hilo, a water shut off is now in effect for Water Supply customers in Sunrise Estates, Sunrise Ridge, and Hilo Hillside subdivisions; all subdivisions, side streets, & private roads along Kaūmana Drive from Chong Street down to Pilialoha Street; as well as all services along Chong Street from Na‘auao Street to Lewa Nu‘u Street, including Lawelawe Circle; and Nowelo Street extension (mauka of Komohana Street). Please see the above map for the affected area.

Emergency repairs to water main break in Kaumana Thursday (July 30)

July 30, 2015

This is an emergency water main break repair information notice for Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 3:45 p.m. Due to a water main break in the Kaūmana area of Hilo, a water shut off is now in effect for Water Supply customers in Sunrise Estates, Sunrise Ridge, and Hilo Hillside subdivisions; all subdivisions, side streets, […]

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Hurricane Guillermo headed towards Hawaii

July 30, 2015

Guillermo has strengthened to Hurricane status according to the National Hurricane Center. The forecast is for Guillermo to remain a hurricane through the beginning of next week.

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Police are seeking the identity of trespasser at PGV

July 30, 2015

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person wanted in connection with a criminal trespass and criminal property damage complaint. On July 10, an unknown person entered the premises of Puna Geothermal Venture in Puna without permission, causing damage to a door frame and wall. The suspect’s image was captured […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are reminding motorists that Wednesday (July 29) is the first day of school for some public schools and that on Thursday (July 30), all public schools will be in session.

Motorists should expect an increase in traffic, especially in school zones, during morning and afternoon hours.

Police remind public about the start of school and related traffic

July 29, 2015

Hawaiʻi Island police are reminding motorists that Wednesday (July 29) is the first day of school for some public schools and that on Thursday (July 30), all public schools will be in session. Motorists should expect an increase in traffic, especially in school zones, during morning and afternoon hours.

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Police charge Mountain View woman with burglary and theft

July 29, 2015

Mountain View woman has been charged with two felonies in connection with a burglary in Hawaiian Acres. On July 22, a woman returned to her home on Road 9 in Hawaiian Acres and discovered that it had been broken into. A woman in a vehicle in front of her house claimed she had car trouble. […]

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