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Tropical Storm Darby passes Hawaii Island, county facilities to reopen today

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center continues the Tropical Storm Warning for all islands in the State of Hawaii except for Hawaii Island.

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A faint double rainbow provided a beautiful backdrop for sluggish pāhoehoe lava oozing out from near the flow front this morning. Photo taken Friday, July 22, 2016 courtesy of USGS/HVOThe flow was about 615m from the road and 760 m from the ocean.

Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō 61G lava flow still active, about 0.45 miles from the ocean

The 61G lava flow extending southeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō towards the coastal plain on Kīlauea’s south flank remains active. Yesterday, the flow was approximately 0.4 miles from the coastal emergency road and 0.45 miles from the ocean.

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Volcano Watch: Kīlauea Volcano’s eruptions offer picturesque viewing opportunities

The new vent opened on the eastern flank of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō and is now sending lava down the south flank of Kīlauea and across the coastal plain for the first time since 2013.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 21, 2016

GPS measurements show deformation of Mauna loa related to inflation of a magma reservoir beneath the summit and upper Southwest Rift Zone, with inflation occurring mainly in the southwestern part of the magma storage complex.

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Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō 61G lava flow tip stalls but breakouts still active

The 61G lava flow extending southeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō towards the coastal plain on Kīlauea’s south flank remains active.

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Tropical cyclones in the Pacific. Image taken at 8 a.m. HST Sunday, July 17, 2016. Photo courtesy of NOAA-NASA GOES Project

Hot, muggy weather to continue, more tropical cyclones spawn in the Pacific

Hot and muggy conditions will continue into the beginning part of this week. The remnant low of former Tropical Cyclone Celia will continue to move west, passing north of the islands.

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Tip of 61G lava flow is 0.4 miles from coastal emergency road and is active

As of midday Friday (July 15), the 61G lava flow front was about 730 m (0.4 miles) from the coastal emergency road and 870 m (0.5 miles) from the ocean. The leading tip of the flow was active on Friday and the area around the flow tip has widened.

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The mother of Sidney Uemoto checks on her daughter following her daughter's rescue nine miles off Kona, Hawaii, July 15, 2016. Uemoto and David McMahon were both rescued by a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew following an expansive joint search by Navy, Royal New Zealand air force, U.S. Air Force and Coast Guard crews. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Cmdr. Kevin Cooper)

Survivors of plane ditched off Kona are rescued Friday morning (July 15)

Plane crash survivors rescued at 11:35 a.m. Friday (July 15) about nine miles north of the Kona International Airport about a mile and half offshore.

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Mayoral candidates forum in Hilo Thursday (July 14)

Video of the Mayoral candidates forum held at Sangha Hall in Hilo Thursday, July 14, 2016.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for July 14, 2016

On the East Rift Zone, the “61g” flow continued to advance to the southeast, and, as of July 12, 2016, the leading tip of the flow was about 940 m (0.6 mi) from the ocean.

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This nitrogen-fixing lichen, Stereocaulon vulcani, is frequently abundant on`ā`ā lava flows on the Island of Hawai’i, particularly in wet environments. Photo courtesy of Tim Tunison.

Volcano Watch: Freddy fungus and Annie alga versus the volcano

On the Island of Hawai’i, lichens are important colonists of young lava flows, particularly `ā`ā lava. Lichens contribute to the accumulation of soil by supplying organic matter, and nitrogen-fixing lichens may add nitrogen to the environment.

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Surface breakouts remained active on the pali and coastal plain, but the leading tip of the flow has advanced little since mapping on Sunday. This morning, the flow front was about 940 m (0.6 miles) from the ocean. Activity upslope of the flow front was widening the flow margins. In this photo, the active flow is the lighter colored area Photo taken Tuesday, July 12, 2016 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Tip of 61G lava flow front stalls but breakouts widen the flow field

The 61G lava flow, southeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō continues to be active on the coastal plain on Kīlauea’s south flank.

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