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One of many small pāhoehoe toes and surface flows noted by HVO geologists this morning in the area near the crack system where lava partially filled, and flowed out of a crack, around September 6. Photo taken Sunday, November 23, 2014 courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: November 24, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s assessment shows the active surface breakouts has advanced 150 yards since yesterday and is 3.5 miles above Apa‘a Street.

This satellite image was captured by the Advanced Land Imager instrument onboard NASA's Earth Observing 1 satellite. Although this is a false-color image, the color map has been chosen to mimic what the human eye would expect to see. Bright red pixels depict areas of very high temperatures and show active lava. White areas are clouds. Although the farthest tip of the June 27th lava flow, in Pāhoa, is stalled, this image shows that breakouts remain active upslope. These breakouts are focused in two areas. First, there is a breakout about 4 km (2.5 miles) northeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō. Second, breakouts are active in the area of ground cracks farther downslope. The farthest tip of these breakouts has advanced a short distance north over the past day and was 5.8 km (3.6 miles) upslope of Apaʻa St. as measured along a straight line. Image taken November 22, 2014 via NASA EO-1 Satellite

LavaTalk: November 23, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s assessment shows surface breakouts 3.6 miles above Apa‘a Street, the flow below Apa‘a street is inactive. Work to re-open Pahoa Village Road will begin Monday (Nov 24).

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LavaTalk: November 22, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s assessment shows surface breakouts 3.6 miles above Apa‘a Street. At the present level of activity Pahoa Village Road to re-open early next week.

The farthest downslope breakouts today are still situated around the ground crack system, near the abandoned well site. The front of these breakouts was about 500 m (0.3 miles) northeast of the well site, and about 1.9 km (1.2 miles) west of Kaohe Homesteads. These breakouts were covering the existing flow and burning forest on its margins. Photo taken Thursday, November 20, 2014 courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: November 21, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s assessment continues to show very little activity along the down slope breakouts and no advancement has been noted since Saturday (Nov 15). The nearest surface activity is 3.6 miles above Apa‘a Street. At the present level of activity Pahoa Village Road to re-open early next week.

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Smoke from burning vegetation marks the edges of small breakouts from the June 27th lava-tube system north of the abandoned geothermal well site (middle left). This was the lowermost breakout as of this morning, located approximately 12 km (7.5 mi) straight line distance from Puʻu ʻŌʻō. Smoke and steam from breakouts upslope are also visible in the distance. Note yellow-colored helicopter for scale (middle right). Photograph courtesy of Volcano Helicopters, taken before 11 am November 19, 2014.

LavaTalk: November 20, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s assessment continues to show very little activity along the down slope breakouts and no advancement has been noted since Saturday (Nov 15). The nearest surface activity is four miles above Apa‘a Street.

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Rep. Gabbard addresses lava flow response on Capitol Hill

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard honored Hawai‘i County leaders Mayor Billy Kenoi and Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira for their tireless work in response to the June 27th lava flow in Puna.

The stalled Kilauea June 27th Lava Flow with the Pahoa Transfer Station in the upper right. Photo taken Tuesday, November 18, 2014 courtesy of Hawaii County Civil Defense

LavaTalk: November 19, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s assessment continues to show very little activity along the down slope breakouts and no advancement has been noted since Saturday (Nov 15). The nearest surface activity was five miles above Apa‘a Street.

Thermal images from Friday (November 14) to Monday (November 17) show the decline in activity levels around the flow front over the weekend. While sluggish breakouts were observed near the cemetery in Pāhoa over the weekend, these breakouts are now inactive. Furthermore, today there were no significant surface breakouts in the area immediately upslope of Apaʻa St./Cemetery Rd. Only one tiny hotspot was visible in this area, about 1 km (0.6 miles) upslope of Cemetery Rd., which might be a single small breakout. Although activity has stalled in this portion of the June 27th lava flow, the other photos from today (see above) indicate that new breakouts are present farther upslope on the flow field. Images courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: November 18, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

As of 8 a.m. Tuesday (Nov 18) there was no lava flow advancement in Pahoa. The nearest surface activity was five miles above Apa‘a Street.

Slowly moving breakouts were active a short distance north of the cemetery, and were 630 meters (0.4 miles) upslope of Pāhoa Village Rd. Photo taken Sunday, November 16, 2014 courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: November 17, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

As of 7:45 a.m. Monday (Nov 17) there was very little activity in the lower portion of the lava flow. The nearest surface activity was six miles above Apa‘a Street.

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Tankless water heaters recalled due to fire hazard

November 24, 2014

Daesung has received 40 reports of the units overheating, including four involving burns on the wall where the heater was mounted and two involving fires and property damage. No injuries have been reported.

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Olympus recalls digital audio recorders due to burn hazard

November 24, 2014

The recalled recorders can overheat when charging, posing a burn hazard to consumers and property. About 500 units are recalled. Olympus has received three reports of the recorders overheating. No injuries or property damage have been reported.

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Big Island lane closures for the week of November 22-28, 2014

November 23, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. No road closures will be scheduled on Thursday, November 27, in observance of Thanksgiving — HAWAII BELT ROAD— 1) VICINITY OF LAUPAHOEHOE GULCH Alternating single lane closures on Hawaii Belt Road (Route 19) in both […]

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North Hawaii men arrested after trying to sell sawed-off shotgun online

November 21, 2014

Two Big Island men have been charged with felonies after an illegal weapon was offered for sale online. Undercover police officers responded to an ad offering a firearm for sale and were informed by the seller that the weapon was a sawed-off shotgun. The undercover officers arranged for a meeting with the seller.

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Kona man charged with 16 offenses after break-in of car

November 21, 2014

A Kona man has been charged with 16 offenses stemming from the break-in of a car on October 28. A purse, a skateboard and various electronics items were removed from the car while it was parked at Oʻoma Beach Park in Kailua-Kona. Police investigation led to the identity of the suspect as 26-year-old George A. […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an incident in which a man attempted to steal a parked vehicle in Hilo.

At 9:19 a.m. Wednesday (November 19), South Hilo Patrol officers responded to a call from a witness in the parking lot of Wal-Mart on Makaʻala Street in Hilo. They made contact with a 55-year-old Kurtistown woman, who related that upon returning to her parked pickup truck, she discovered a man inside attempting to steal it.

Police investigate attempt at auto theft in Hilo

November 21, 2014

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating an incident in which a man attempted to steal a parked vehicle in Hilo. At 9:19 a.m. Wednesday (November 19), South Hilo Patrol officers responded to a call from a witness in the parking lot of Wal-Mart on Makaʻala Street in Hilo. They made contact with a 55-year-old Kurtistown woman, […]

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Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about IRS scams.

A Kona man reported that he received a call on his cell phone from a man claiming to work for the Internal Revenue Service. The caller told the victim that he owed back taxes and instructed him to go to a specific drug store and purchase four Western Union vouchers for $500 each and then provide the caller with the voucher numbers. He told the victim to stay on the line with him until he bought the vouchers.

Police warn public about IRS scams

November 21, 2014

Hawaiʻi Island police are warning the public about IRS scams. A Kona man reported that he received a call on his cell phone from a man claiming to work for the Internal Revenue Service. The caller told the victim that he owed back taxes and instructed him to go to a specific drug store and […]

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Crivello is Kohala’s Officer of the Quarter

November 21, 2014

The Hawaiʻi Island Safety and Security Professionals Association recognized Community Policing Officer Kristi Crivello as “Kohala Officer of the Quarter” during a ceremony November 14 at the Four Seasons Resort Hualālai. Officer Crivello, who is assigned to the South Kohala District, was honored for discovering and solving a felony theft case before it was reported.

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Hawaiʻi Island police received numerous calls Tuesday night (November 18) reporting what sounded like gunfire at various locations in Keauhou.

Upon receiving the initial 8:41 p.m. call, Kona Patrol officers responded to the vicinity. Shortly before 9 p.m., they located a pickup truck on a dirt road off Kaleiopapa Drive and made contact with three men inside. While speaking to the occupants, officers observed a rifle, which was not loaded, inside the truck.

Police respond to sounds of gunfire in Kona on Tuesday (Nov 18)

November 21, 2014

Hawaiʻi Island police received numerous calls Tuesday night (November 18) reporting what sounded like gunfire at various locations in Keauhou. Upon receiving the initial 8:41 p.m. call, Kona Patrol officers responded to the vicinity. Shortly before 9 p.m., they located a pickup truck on a dirt road off Kaleiopapa Drive and made contact with three […]

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KS Hawaii senior recognized among top 5 percent nationwide

November 21, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Kamehameha Schools Hawaii campus principal Kumu Lehua Veincent has announced senior Lily P. Ayau has been named a Commended Student in the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program. A Letter of Commendation from the school and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), which conducts the program, was presented to this scholastically talented student from Hilo. […]

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Lions Club of Kona offers free health screenings

November 21, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE The Lions Club of Kona is sponsoring FREE medical screenings on Saturday, November 22 from 8 am to 12 noon in the Konawaena Elementary School cafeteria for anyone residing in West Hawaii. The Lions Club of Kona and audiologist Dr. Kayla Smith will provide hearing screenings for both adults and children. Project Vision […]

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Updates from Rep. Gabbard (Nov. 13-20)

November 21, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) sponsored bipartisan legislation, H.R.5747, to give the President temporary authority to directly arm the Kurdish Peshmerga in the fight against ISIL and other Islamic extremists. Currently, U.S. military aid is being dispersed solely through the Iraqi central government, which so far, has not supplied the Kurds with the equipment […]

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