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Near the leading edge of the lava on the surface, there was a swiftly moving stream of lava pouring into a deep ground crack Monday (Sept 1). Puʻu ʻŌʻō is at the top of the photograph. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: September 2, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

The June 27th lava flow remains active. During a Civil Defense flight this morning, the farthest part of the flow, which had been spreading in the forest over the past few days, was seen to be spilling into yet another ground crack about 12.6 km (~7.8 miles) from the vent and about 1.9 km (~1.2 […]

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This wide view taken Monday (Sept 1), looking west, shows the position of the June 27th flow front relative to the nearby Kaohe Homesteads subdivision. The front of the flow is moving through thick forest, and its position can be seen by the plumes of smoke above the center of the photograph. Near these active surface flows, there was also steaming from a ground crack, resulting from lava deep in the crack. The farthest point of this steaming was 1.7 km (1.1 miles) west of the boundary of the Kaohe Homesteads subdivision. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: September 1, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

The front of the flow is moving through thick forest. Steam coming from a ground crack due to lava deep within is about 1.1 miles West of the boundary of the Kaohe Homesteads subdivision.

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The start of the Puna Pono Alliance Geothermal Health Impact meeting while it was civil. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Puna Pono Alliance geothermal health impact meeting (Aug 30)

Video from the Puna Pono Alliance geothermal health impact meeting Saturday (Aug 30) at Hawaii Academy of Arts and Science (HAAS School). Concerns and questions are raised about the release of Hydrogen Sulfide gas on the day night of Tropical Storm Iselle.

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This image is from a research camera positioned on Puʻu ʻŌʻō, looking North. Image taken at 6:09 a.m., Sunday, August 31, 2014. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: August 31, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

The June 27th lava flow remains active, with continued advancement of the flow front towards the northeast. The farthest portion of the June 27th flow is issuing from a ground crack and advancing through thick forest, creating small brush fires.

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Geothermal meeting ends with punches being thrown

The Puna Pono Alliance Geothermal Health Impact Meeting was winding down to a conclusion when an attendee started shouting and eventually threw punches at organizers.

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LavaTalk: August 30, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

Lava Flow Update by Hawaii County Civil Defense and Hawaiian Volcano Observatory on August 30, 2014. Lava flow is advancing as it spills out of the crack.

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Another photo of a different 1,200-pair cable. Photo courtesy of HawaiianTel.

HawaiianTel restores service to all but 500 customers in Puna

Hawaiian Telcom restored service to more than 1,000 customers in the Puna District over the past two days, bringing the total number of customers out of service to about 500. Thousands of damaged wires needed to be spliced together.

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Jim Kauahikaua, Scientist in Charge at Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and Darryl Oliveira, Director of Hawaii County Civil Defense brief the audience Thursday (Aug 28) at the Pahoa Community Center on the progression and preparations in regards to the lava flow. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

LavaTalk: August 28-29, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

Lava Flow Update by Hawaii County Civil Defense and Hawaiian Volcano Observatory on August 28, 2014.

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Schatz announces $2M to improve Puna water infrastructure

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz has announced the award of $1.9 million in federal funding to the Hawaiian Shores Community Association in Puna. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funding will help the homeowner’s association improve and repair the community’s water system, ensuring safer, clean water and providing adequate water flow for fire protection. […]

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Hawaii Electric Light Company President Jay Ignacio, right, works with fellow HELCO staff on coordinating power recovery efforts on August 13, 2014. Photo courtesy of HECO.

Iselle: Updates for Aug. 23, 2014

Today, Hawai‘i Electric Light expects to complete power restoration to all remaining customers impacted by Tropical Storm Iselle, with the exception of those who must repair damage to their property before service can safely be restored.

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A home in Hawaiian Beaches was crushed by an Albizia tree fallen from Tropical Storm Iselle. Image taken August 21, 2014. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Iselle: Updates for Aug. 22, 2014

HELCO has completed repairs to all of the major damage Tropical Storm Iselle caused to the electric system in subdivisions in the Puna District. Electric line crews today are focused on a number of smaller outages, each affecting small pockets of customers.

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 5:41 p.m. alarm Thursday (Aug 21) to 13-3519 Forest Drive in Puna for a structure fire.

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 5:41 p.m. alarm Thursday (Aug 21) to 13-3519 Forest Drive in Nanawale Estates, Puna for a structure fire.

Crews arrived to find a three bedroom, single story home with fire in a burning carport. Crews were able to extinguish the blaze by 6:10 p.m.

Fire burn carport in Puna Thursday (Aug 21)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 5:41 p.m. alarm Thursday (Aug 21) to 13-3519 Forest Drive in Puna for a structure fire. Fire/rescue crews responded to a 5:41 p.m. alarm Thursday (Aug 21) to 13-3519 Forest Drive in Nanawale Estates, Puna for a structure fire. Crews arrived to find a three bedroom, single story home with […]

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