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Mangitude 4.2 quake shakes Oahu Friday (Sept 15) Volcano Watch: Mauna Loa update: unrest continues, but the outcome is uncertain Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 14, 2017 Volcano Watch: When you need information about Hawaiian volcanoes, turn to the USGS Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 7, 2017 Hawaii Volcanoes National Park closes areas due to dry conditions and fire danger
 
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Mangitude 4.2 quake shakes Oahu Friday (Sept 15)

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded a magnitude-4.2 earthquake located off the northeast coast of O‘ahu on Friday, September 15, 2017, at 8:40 p.m. HST.

Aerial view of Mauna Loa erupting on the morning of March 25, 1984, the first day of the volcano’s most recent eruption. The lava flow was advancing southeast, toward Kīlauea, from fissure vents at an elevation of about 11,200 feet on Mauna Loa’s Northeast Rift Zone. Moku‘āweoweo, Mauna Loa’s summit caldera, is visible at top left. USGS photo by J.P. Lockwood.

Volcano Watch: Mauna Loa update: unrest continues, but the outcome is uncertain

What’s up with Mauna Loa, and is any change in sight? Should residents relax or stay vigilant?

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 14, 2017

This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake level fluctuated with summit inflation and deflation and ranged about 31–53.5 m (102–175 ft) below the vent rim.

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Volcano Watch: When you need information about Hawaiian volcanoes, turn to the USGS

Perhaps the best place to begin your search for information about Hawaiian volcanoes is the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) website

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 7, 2017

This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake level fluctuated in concert with summit inflation and deflation, ranging about 54–103 feet below the vent rim.

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park closes areas due to dry conditions and fire danger

Due to escalating fire danger in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, park officials have closed Hilina Pali Road from the Mauna Iki Trailhead and Mauna Loa Road at the gate past Kīpukapuaulu.

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Police are searching for a Hilo man wanted for a warrant and an assault case

September 11, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a 27-year-old Hilo man wanted for a warrant of arrest and questioning in an assault investigation. Wayne Eric Alfred Gonsalves, Jr., described as 5-feet-9-inches, 210 pounds, brown eyes and brown hair with a small star-type tattoo on the back of his left hand between his […]

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 2.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.34/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.65/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 2.7 cents per gallon the past week

September 11, 2017

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 2.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.34/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.65/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Building 'J' at Kauhale Olu Apartments in Pepeekeo suffered damage due to a fire on the upper floor Sunday, September 10, 2017. Hawaii 24/7 Photo

Fire guts apartments in Pepeekeo Sunday (Sept 10)

September 10, 2017

Fire/rescue crews answered a 5:28 a.m. alarm Sunday (Sept 10) to the Kauhale Olu Apartments on Kumula Street in Pepeekeo for a structure fire in Building J. Firefighters arrived to find the two apartments upstairs in the four unit building being gutted by flames. Crews worked to prevent the spread of the fire to the […]

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 6:15 p.m. alarm Saturday (Sept 9) to 11-3896 Nahelenani Street in Volcano for a structure fire.

Firefighters found a single-story single family home engulfed in flames. The three residents, a man and two children were able to get out of the home before firefighters arrived.

Fire destroys home in Volcano Saturday (Sept 9)

September 10, 2017

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 6:15 p.m. alarm Saturday (Sept 9) to 11-3896 Nahelenani Street in Volcano for a structure fire. Firefighters found a single-story single family home engulfed in flames. The three residents, a man and two children were able to get out of the home before firefighters arrived.

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The Department of Public Works will begin work on the Kīlau Stream Bridge, located on Manowai‘ōpae Homestead Road in Laupāhoehoe on Monday, September 11, 2017 through about October 31, 2017, weather and construction conditions permitting.

Kīlau Stream Bridge rehabilitation September through October

September 10, 2017

The Department of Public Works will begin work on the Kīlau Stream Bridge, located on Manowai‘ōpae Homestead Road in Laupāhoehoe on Monday, September 11, 2017 through about October 31, 2017, weather and construction conditions permitting.

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The Emergency Water Restriction for North Kona remains in effect. ALL residents and customers in North Kona must continue to restrict water use to health and safety needs (drinking, cooking, and hygiene purposes).

North Kona emergency water restriction continues

September 9, 2017

The Emergency Water Restriction for North Kona remains in effect. ALL residents and customers in North Kona must continue to restrict water use to health and safety needs (drinking, cooking, and hygiene purposes).

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The Department of Public Works Traffic Division will be upgrading the controller for the traffic signals at the Kanoelehua Ave. / Kāwili St. Intersection and Ainaola Dr. / Haihai St. Intersection on Saturday, September 9, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather conditions permitting.

Traffic signal work in Hilo Saturday (Sept 9)

September 9, 2017

The Department of Public Works Traffic Division will be upgrading the controller for the traffic signals at the Kanoelehua Ave. / Kāwili St. Intersection and Ainaola Dr. / Haihai St. Intersection on Saturday, September 9, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., weather conditions permitting.

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The listed individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants. Persons who know a warrant is out for their arrest are advised to report to the nearest police station to avoid having an officer go to their home or workplace to arrest them.

Police warrants list for Friday, September 8, 2017

September 8, 2017

The listed individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants. Persons who know a warrant is out for their arrest are advised to report to the nearest police station to avoid having an officer go to their home or workplace to arrest them.

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Severe 8.1M earthquake near Mexico, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

September 7, 2017

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.1 occurred off the coast of Chiapas, Mexico at 06:49 p.m. HST on Thursday, September 7, 2017. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has issued a tsunami threat message for other parts of the Pacific located closer to the earthquake. However based on all available data there is no […]

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Rowe is West Hawaii’s Officer of the Month for September 2017

September 7, 2017

The Kona Crime Prevention Committee has recognized Officer Coley Rowe as the “Officer of the Month” for September 2017. On (June 30), at around 5:00 p.m., Hawaiʻi Fire Department Rescue personnel reported that a man had been observed sitting on the rooftop of a Kona-area Harbor building for a few hours and had threatened to […]

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Mayor Kim issues emergency proclamation, frees funds for well repairs

September 6, 2017

Mayor Harry Kim issued an Emergency Proclamation on Wednesday regarding the North Kona water emergency. His statement is as follows: “The Emergency Proclamation which was officially signed today was initially intended to be completed in August. The purpose of this Proclamation is to ensure that all administrative readiness is established by the County in the […]

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Police have located a Hilo woman reported missing

September 6, 2017

Hawaii Island police have located 32-year-old Luci Palik of Hilo, who was reported missing. She was found unharmed.

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