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Peaman event at Kailua Pier in Kona.

Peaman events cleared of BLNR fines as former mayor Kenoi provides legal counsel to Pagett

The Board voted to dismiss the fine upon receiving assurances from Pagett’s counsel, former Hawaii mayor William Kenoi that Pagett will apply for a DOBOR permit, including obtaining required insurance coverage, for all future marine events he plans.

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Damage to an unreinforced rock wall at Kalāhikiola Church in Kapa‘au, North Kohala, on the Island of Hawai‘i, following the magnitude-6.6 Kīholo and magnitude-6.0 Māhukona earthquakes in October 2006. USGS photo by J. Takahashi.

Volcano Watch: Reminders to be prepared for Nature’s fury

As we Drop! Cover! and Hold On! during this year’s Great Hawaiʻi ShakeOut let’s also dedicate a quiet moment to those adversely impacted by recent earthquakes.

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Time-lapse image of multiple lava cascades on the sea cliff on October 4 at 3:31 am (HST). Just a few of the many resulting surface flows can be seen on the delta both below the cliff and near the front, which is lit by lava and moonlight. Photo taken Friday, October 6, 2017 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for October 12, 2017

This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake level fluctuated with summit inflation and deflation, ranging about 32–39 m (105–128 ft) below the vent rim.

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Kahuku Unit events October – December 2017

Everyone is invited to participate in the free guided hikes, “Coffee Talks” and ‘Ike Hana No‘eau Hawaiian cultural programs in the Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

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Igloo developer Captain Don Kubley of InterShelter, Inc. at demo site on County Building lawn. Photo courtesy of Hawaii County

Homeless shelter demo on display at Hilo County building

The County of Hawai’i is displaying a portable shelter on its lawn this week as a way of raising awareness of the need to join hands to help the homeless of our community.

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Volcano Watch: Modeling Kīlauea Volcano a Century Ago

(Volcano Watch is a weekly article written by scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.) In today’s age of aerial photography, satellites, and drones, bird’s-eye views of geologic features are taken for granted. A century ago, such depictions posed enormous challenges. At first glance, the attached images appear to be aerial photographs of […]

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for October 5, 2017

Mauna Loa is not erupting. During the past week, small-magnitude earthquakes continued to occur beneath the summit caldera and upper Southwest Rift Zone, primarily at depths less than 3 miles.

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North Kona water restriction area.

North Kona water restriction in effect, two wells to be back online soon

The installation (including testing) of Hualālai Deepwell is anticipated to be complete by Monday evening, with installation (including testing) of Palani Deepwell anticipated to be complete by Wednesday afternoon.

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park’s October 2017 events

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture and After Dark in the Park programs with the public throughout 2017.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 28, 2017

This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake level fluctuated with summit inflation and deflation and ranged about 112–174 feet below the vent rim.

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Volcano Watch: Legacy of the Mount St. Helens 1980 eruption still defies perfect solution

Thirty-seven years after the eruption of Mount St. Helens scientists, engineers, land managers, and Federal, State, and County officials are grappling with the challenge on how to prevent potentially massive downstream flooding from Spirit Lake, located at the base of the volcano.

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BLNR approves Thirty-Meter Telescope permit to build

The Board of Land and Natural Resources approved the application to build the Thirty-Meter Telescope.

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