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Light 4.6M quake strikes off Kawaihae Friday morning (Feb 17)

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded a magnitude-4.6 earthquake between the Islands of Hawaiʻi and Maui on Friday, February 17, at 5:33 a.m., HST.

A telephoto view of the east lake margin showed that the spattering was focused in small embayments created by promontories of cooled, congealed lava jutting from the vent wall. Photo taken Tuesday, February 14, 2017 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for February 16, 2017

Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone. This past week, the summit lava lake level varied between about 20 and 38 m (66–125 ft) below the vent rim.

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Volcano Watch: NASA practices for Mars exploration on Kīlauea Volcano

Unknown to thousands of visitors in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, a simulated Mars landing mission unfolded on Kīlauea Volcano for two weeks in September 2016.

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Volcano Watch: High-flying NASA aircraft instruments simulate future satellite images over Hawaiian volcanoes

If you’re on the Island of O‘ahu and notice an unusual airplane landing and taking off from the Kaneohe Bay Marine Corps Base, you might be seeing NASA’s ER-2 aircraft.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for February 9, 2017

The 61g flow was still active, with lava entering the ocean near Kamokuna and surface breakouts near Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (middle right), perched on the rim of Kīlauea Volcano’s summit caldera, overlooks Halemaʻumaʻu Crater, where an active lava lake occupies a vent that opened in 2008 and continues to emit a volcanic gas plume today. INSET: HVO is located next to the Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park museum named for the observatory’s founder, Thomas A. Jaggar. USGS photos.

Volcano Watch: Kīlauea is home to America’s first volcano observatory

The story of HVO goes back to 1909, when a geologist named Thomas A. Jaggar visited Kīlauea for the first time.

A Kamuela man has been arrested in connection with a violent confrontation with two visitors from California.

In response to a 4:48 p.m. call Monday (February 13) reporting an assault, South Kohala officers responded to Hapuna Beach Park.

Waimea man is arrested after assault on visitors occurs at Hapuna Beach Park

February 15, 2017

A Kamuela man has been arrested in connection with a violent confrontation with two visitors from California. In response to a 4:48 p.m. call Monday (February 13) reporting an assault, South Kohala officers responded to Hapuna Beach Park.

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Police receive info on two women shoplifters

February 15, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police have identified two persons whose images were captured on a surveillance camera in connection with a theft from a Hilo store on February 10. Police thank the public for their assistance.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are reminding motorists about the dangers of speeding, disregarding stop signs and disregarding red lights while in a school zone.

During morning and afternoon hours, children and school crossing guards have encountered numerous “near misses” in crosswalks fronting elementary schools island wide.

Police urge motorists to drive with caution in school zones

February 15, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police are reminding motorists about the dangers of speeding, disregarding stop signs and disregarding red lights while in a school zone. During morning and afternoon hours, children and school crossing guards have encountered numerous “near misses” in crosswalks fronting elementary schools island wide.

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Police charge Pahoa man with burglary and theft

February 14, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police have arrested a 45-year-old man in connection with a burglary January 16 at a county office off Pāhoa Village Road. Patrick Iwanu Hanato of Pāhoa was arrested Tuesday (February 14) and charged with second-degree burglary and second-degree theft. His bail was set at $20,000.

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Police are searching for a man wanted on warrants and for questioning in an abuse case

February 14, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 30-year-old man wanted on two bench warrants. Damon J. Soderlund is wanted for two counts of contempt of court. He is also wanted for questioning in an abuse case. He is described as 5-foot-9, 230 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He has no permanent address but […]

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Governor proclaims ‘Hawaii Public Radio Week’ as HPR realigns two stations

February 14, 2017

Hawaiʻi Public Radio Week coincides with the start of a historic program realignment on HPR’s two stations. On February 14, for the first time, HPR-1 and HPR-2 will broadcast two separate and distinct formats.

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 6:45 p.m. alarm Monday (Feb 13) to a structure fire in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates near the intersection of Trade Wind Blvd. and Oceanview Parkway.

Fire destroys home in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates Monday (Feb 13)

February 14, 2017

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 6:45 p.m. alarm Monday (Feb 13) to a structure fire in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates near the intersection of Trade Wind Blvd. and Oceanview Parkway.

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Police DUI stats for the week of February 6-12, 2017

February 13, 2017

During the week of February 6, 2017, through February 12, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 14 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in traffic accidents.

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Sen. Hirono introduces bill to improve volcano monitoring and early warning

February 13, 2017

Senators Mazie K. Hirono, Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) introduced legislation to improve volcano monitoring and early warning capabilities that help keep communities and travelers safe.

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DHS Secretary John F. Kelly

Homeland Security Secretary Kelly on recent ICE operations

February 13, 2017

Last week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) launched a series of targeted enforcement operations across the country. These operations targeted public safety threats, such as convicted criminal aliens and gang members, as well as individuals who have violated our nation’s immigration laws, including those who illegally re-entered the country after being removed and immigration […]

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Student leader from Hilo High School chosen for week-long program in Washington, D.C.

February 13, 2017

Jessica Valdez, president of Hilo High’s Student Association, and Matthew Darrah president of Kalaheo High’s Student Association, will be heading to Washington D.C. for the 55th annual Washington Week in March. The duo was selected to represent Hawaii at the annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP).

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UH-Hilo adds Thailand university to list of collaborators

February 13, 2017

The Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy (DKICP) at the University of Hawai’i at Hilo will expand collaborative academic and research projects in Thailand with a new exchange program agreement, made effective February 8.

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