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Volcano Watch: Kīlauea hazard assessments include analyses of salts on volcanic ash

Upon contact with water, either through ash falling into water catchments or by rain falling on ash, the soluble components are washed from the ash.

Low sulfur dioxide gas emissions on Kīlauea have resulted in greatly diminished vog (volcanic air pollution) in Hawaii, giving rise to spectacular views on the island. Here, looking across the field of lava erupted from Kīlauea's lower East Rift Zone this past summer, the shield-shaped profiles of Mauna Loa (left) and Mauna Kea (right) can be clearly seen in the far distance. Photo taken Wednesday, October 10, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for October 18, 2018

Kīlauea is not erupting. Summit and East Rift Zone activity are greatly reduced, with low rates of seismicity, deformation, and gas emissions recorded this past week.

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Volcano Watch: Aftershocks of the 2018 magnitude-6.9 earthquake expected to continue

What causes these earthquakes, and how long will they last?

Fissure 8 Cone on October 10, 2018. USGS/HVO image.

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for October 11, 2018

Kīlauea activity is greatly reduced, with low rates of seismicity, deformation, and gas emissions recorded this past week, and no active lava at the surface of the volcano since September 5.

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Thelma Parker Memorial Public & School Library celebrates 40th anniversary in November

Thelma Parker Memorial Public & School Library of the Hawaii State Public Library System is marking its 40th anniversary with a family-friendly celebration and community bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 17.

Hikers descending Mauna Loa Trail from Pu‘u ‘Ula‘ula. NPS Photo/Jessica Ferracane

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will reopen Mauna Loa Road, trail and cabins Monday (Oct 8)

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will fully reopen Mauna Loa Road to vehicles on Monday, Oct. 8, along with the Mauna Loa Trail, the 13,677-foot summit and both high-altitude cabins.

Police are seeking info on a stolen Toyota pickup truck in Puna

October 22, 2018

Hawaii Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in finding a stolen Toyota, Tacoma truck and two-wheel trailer removed from a parking lot in the Keaau area on September 28, 2018. The truck has a bug guard on the hood and a silver “bull” type bar on the front-end. The trailer is described as […]

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Public tours of Puuanahulu landfill on 25th anniversary

October 22, 2018

The County of Hawaiʻi Department of Environmental Management’s Solid Waste Division would like to acknowledge the 25th anniversary of the opening of the West Hawaiʻi Sanitary Landfill (WHSL) in Puʻuanahulu (Waikoloa), South Kohala, located on Puʻu Pōhaku Road.

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Restriping on Leilani Street in Hilo beings Monday (Oct 22)

October 22, 2018

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Public Works Traffic Division will be restriping Leilani St. from Kanoelehua Ave. to Railroad Ave. Work is scheduled between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 2:30 a.m. from Monday, October 22, 2018, and is expected to be completed by Wednesday, October 31, 2018, weather conditions permitting. No roadwork will […]

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County of Hawaii seeks feedback on redesigned website

October 22, 2018

The County of Hawaiʻi is in the process of reimagining its website. We seek the public’s feedback to make it useful, user-friendly, and exciting. Please take a quick online survey to tell us: What you like about the current website What you don’t like What you’d like to see that is missing The image you’d […]

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Police participate in national drug take-back program Saturday (Oct 27)

October 22, 2018

The Hawaiʻi Police Department is encouraging the public to participate in a nationwide prescription drug take-back initiative. On Saturday, (October 27), members of the public may turn in unused, unneeded or expired prescription medications between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the following collection sites for safe, anonymous disposal:

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Average gas prices in Hawaii fall 0.7 cents per gallon the past week

October 22, 2018

Gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.08/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 stations in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 4.7 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.83/g, according to GasBuddy.

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Strong earthquakes off the coast of Canada, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

October 21, 2018

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 occurred in the Vancouver Island, Canada region at 8:16 p.m. HST Sunday, October 21, 2018. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Hunters and researchers collaborate on game bird survey on the slopes of Mauna Kea

October 20, 2018

Two weeks before the hunting season for game birds opens in Hawai‘i, hunters, researchers, and staff from the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) traipsed across the rugged terrain on Maunakea’s north slopes to gain a better understanding of game bird density, variety and populations.

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The Coast Guard, with an embarked disaster medical assistance team, conducted a medical evacuation of an ill 37-year-old woman from Hilo to Honolulu in the early morning Oct. 20, 2018. Personnel at the Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center received a request from the Hawaii State Department of Health Hawaii County late Oct. 19 to transport the woman to a higher level of medical care. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Eric Ferree/Released)

Coast Guard medevacs woman from Hilo to Honolulu aboard HC-130 aircraft

October 20, 2018

The Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircrew, with an embarked Kalawao Rescue Medical Assistance Team, took the woman aboard in Hilo and safely transferred her to awaiting emergency medical personnel at Barbers Point. They then further transferred her to Queens Medical Center for treatment.

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Hawaii Island lane closures for the week of October 20-26, 2018

October 20, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY (ROUTE 11) — 1) KA‘U Alternating lane closure on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) in both directions at Mile Marker 57 in the vicinity of Ninole Loop Road from Monday, Oct. 22, through […]

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UPDATED: Police locate a stolen backhoe from the Fern Forest area, suspects sought

October 19, 2018

Hawaii Police are asking for the publics help in identifying suspect(s) in a stolen CASE backhoe with a hydraulic hammer. The backhoe was recovered but suspect(s) are being sought in the case. Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Kennanlee Ouranitsas of Puna Patrol at 808-965-2716 or the police non-emergency number 808-935-3311. Persons wanting […]

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Telephone scam pretending to benefit the fire department going on

October 19, 2018

The County of Hawai’i Fire Department is alerting the public to a telephone scam involving solicitations for donations for the Fire Department. “The Fire Department does not engage in the solicitation of monetary donations,” said Fire Chief Darren Rosario. “Any member of the public receiving such calls should disregard the solicitation, and report it the […]

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Flash Flood Watch and High Surf Advisory for Hawaii Island

October 19, 2018

An approaching upper-level disturbance will further destabilize the air mass, with abundant low-level moisture already in place. Slow-moving and persistent heavy showers and thunderstorms will bring the threat of flash flooding.

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Police warrants list for Friday, October 19, 2018

October 19, 2018

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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