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The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters surrounding the Kilauea Volcano active lava flow entry into the Pacific Ocean on the southeast side of the Big Island, Hawai’i, March 28, 2017. 



The temporary safety zone will encompass all waters extending 300 meters (984 feet) in all directions around the entry of the lava flow into the ocean from March 28 to Sept. 28.  Experts from the U.S. Geological Survey recommend 300 meters as the minimum safe distance to avoid hazards from the lava flow.



The Coast Guard has taken action to ensure public safety because of the danger the unstable sea cliff, volcanic shrapnel, toxic gases and potential bench collapses pose to vessel traffic and the public. As long as lava enters the ocean, further sea cliff degradation, hazardous conditions, delta construction and collapse are likely to occur.  These collapses occur with little to no warning and cannot be predicted. 



(U.S. Coast Guard graphic by Sector Honolulu/Released)

Coast Guard sets safety zone around lava flow Kamokuna ocean entry

The temporary safety zone will encompass all waters extending 300 meters (984 feet) in all directions around the entry of the lava flow into the ocean.

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2017 Hawaii Next 50 Contest Winners

Dempsey of Kealakehe High School honored with other students in Honolulu

Third annual contest involved finding technology solutions to address affordable housing, food sustainability or creation of innovative industries.

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Volcano Watch: Volcanic explosions provide the foundation for agriculture

In the plantation era, a great amount of effort and capital was invested in creating a series of water tunnels to capture groundwater in Ka‘u. Each supplied between 80,000 to 1,200,000 gallons of water per month.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for March 23, 2017

Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone. This past week, the summit lava lake level varied between about 14 and 32 m (46 – 105 ft) below the vent rim.

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A temblor with a preliminary magnitude of 4.3 struck Hawaii Island at 10:27 a.m. Thursday, March 23, 2017.

Light 4.4M quake shakes Hawaii Island Thursday morning (March 23)

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.4, with an epicenter in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, struck at 10:27 a.m. HST Thursday (March 23). No tsunami is expected.

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Baumgarner and Honda are East Hawaii’s Officer and Firefighter of the Year

The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized Puna Patrol Officer Joshua Baumgarner on Monday evening (March 20) as the East Hawaiʻi “Officer of the Year” and Fire EMS Captain Chris Honda as “Firefighter of the Year.”

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Volcano Watch: Kīlauea Volcano’s summit eruption in Halemaʻumaʻu Crater reaches 9th anniversary

Kīlauea Volcano’s summit eruption in Halemaʻumaʻu Crater began in March 2008. Since that time, countless changes have occurred.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for March 16, 2017

The 61g flow was still active, with lava entering the ocean near Kamokuna and small surface breakouts downslope of Puʻu ʻŌʻō on the pali and the coastal plain.

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Front row (left to right): Sandy Webb, Oahu MVP 2017, Serina Marchi of Kauai Seascapes Nursery, Business Leader 2017, Carolyn Dillon, Hawaii County MVP 2017, Rosalyn Concepion for the Pacific American Foundation, Community Hero 2017, Kawika Winter, Kauai MVP 2017, Solomon Champion, Greatest Hit 2017, Dave DeLeon for Haiku Hill Community, Maui MVP 2017 Back row (left to right):, Senator Mike Gabbard, Leo Asuncion, DBEDT, Kenneth Grace, UH CTAHR, David Rodriguez, HIDOT, Coconut Rhinoceros Beetle, Governor David Ige, Little Fire Ant, Senator J Kalani English, Suzanne Case, DLNR, Representative James Tokioka, Representative Richard Creagan, Keith Kawaoka, DOH

Carolyn Dillon recognized for efforts combating Little Fire Ants on Hawaii Island

The Hawai’i Invasive Species Council recognizes Carolyn Dillon for her outstanding community efforts and her work controlling Little Fire Ants on Hawaii Island.

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Hawaiian Airlines launches direct service between Kauai and Kona

awaiian Airlines Sunday (March 12) launched its once daily non-stop service between Kaua‘i’s Līhu’e Airport (LIH) and Hawai‘i Island’s Kona International Airport (KOA).

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for March 9, 2017

Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone. This past week, the summit lava lake level varied between about 13 and 34 m (43-112 ft) below the vent rim.

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Volcano Watch: Recent collapses at the Kamokuna ocean entry underscore on-going hazard

Lava deltas are inherently unstable. They are typically built on top of loose rock fragments that form when the incoming lava hits cold ocean water and shatters.

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