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Volcano Watch: Magnitude 5.5 earthquake Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for March 15, 2019 Early morning 5.5 magnitude quake strikes Hawaii Island, no tsunami threat Wednesday (March 13) Vehicles parked at Hilo airport will be trapped overnight Tuesday (March 12) Representatives Gabbard and Young introduce legislation on marijuana reform Volcano Watch: How is lava flow thickness measured and why does it matter?
 
Map of selected earthquakes beneath a portion of southeast Hawai`i from May 4, 2018 to March 14, 2019, showing principally aftershocks following May 4, 2018 M6.9 earthquake. Black dots indicate epicenters of 13,083 earthquakes located during this time interval; yellow stars show locations of the M6.9 earthquake and the March 13, 2019 M5.5 earthquake. Data source: U S Geological Survey, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

Volcano Watch: Magnitude 5.5 earthquake – a bump in the night toward a mo​re typical seismic background

This is the same fault that was responsible for last May’s M6.9 earthquake.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for March 15, 2019

Kīlauea is not erupting. Rates of seismicity, deformation, and gas release have not changed significantly over the past week.

Epicenter of the early morning Wednesday, March 13, 2019 earthquake.

Early morning 5.5 magnitude quake strikes Hawaii Island, no tsunami threat Wednesday (March 13)

A 5.5 magnitude earthquake occurred on Kilauea Volcano at 12:55 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2019. No tsunami is expected from this quake. According to the USGS ‘Did you feel it?’ website the quake was felt throughout Hawaii Island.

Motorists will need to remove their vehicles by 10 p.m. on, Tuesday March 12, 2019 due to construction work at the exit lanes.

Vehicles parked at Hilo airport will be trapped overnight Tuesday (March 12)

The two exit lanes leading out of the parking lot will be closed at about 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2019, and will reopen at 4 a.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2019 due to construction work.

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Representatives Gabbard and Young introduce legislation on marijuana reform

Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and Don Young (AK-AL) today introduced two bipartisan marijuana bills

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Volcano Watch: How is lava flow thickness measured and why does it matter?

During the first few years of Kīlauea Volcano’s Puʻu ʻŌʻō eruption, episodic high lava fountains produced multiple lava flows. After each event, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists measured its thicknesses.

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One-way traffic next to St. Joseph Church during centennial ​this weekend (March 23-24)

March 21, 2019

In celebration of the “100th Anniversary” of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hilo, a temporary one-way traffic pattern on Kapiolani Street to accommodate parishioners attending Masses and festivities on Saturday, (March 23), and Sunday, (March 24) will be enforced.

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Police charge Pahoa man in stabbing at Hilo Medical Center

March 21, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE A 21-year-old Pāhoa man was charged for offenses stemming from a stabbing at the Hilo Medical Center yesterday morning (March 20). After conferring with prosecutors, detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigation Section charged Franklin Laney Allen Poulsen with attempted second-degree murder, one count of first-degree terroristic threatening, two counts of first-degree assault, […]

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Police seek armed and dangerous suspect in Kona shooting Wednesday (March 20)

March 21, 2019

Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating a shooting incident which occurred in the Kona district that left one woman seriously injured. At about 7:07 p.m., Wednesday, (March 20), patrol officers responded to the Kona Community Hospital, where a female party had been transported by private vehicle for a single, non-life threatening gunshot wound. Police began to […]

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State Historic Preservation offices will be closed on Mondays starting Monday (April 8)

March 21, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE (Honolulu) –Starting on Monday April 8, 2019 and until further notice, the Department of Land and Natural Resources State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) will institute “I Mua  Mondays”. On all Monday’s SHPD offices statewide will be closed to the public and SHPD willnotaccept meetings, phone calls, emails or “walk-ins”. SHPD’s Library will also be […]

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Man charged with murder in Fern Acres shooting

March 21, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE A 35-year-old man has been charged for offenses stemming from the shooting death of a 38-year-old Puna man. After conferring with prosecutors, at 10:30 p.m., last night, (March 20), detectives charged Ryan Frederick Davis with second-degree murder, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, and first-degree terroristic threatening. His bail […]

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Local authors featured at Kona Stories Book Shop Tuesday (April 2)

March 21, 2019

Join local authors for the monthly Words and Wine Event 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2019, hosted by Kona Stories Book Shop. This event is free to the public and offers a chance for you to meet and greet some of Hawaii’s favorite authors and artists while you enjoy complimentary pupu and wine. April’s featured […]

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Blood Bank of Hawaii in critical need for O- and O+ blood donors

March 20, 2019

The Blood Bank of Hawaii Wednesday (March 20) is calling on all O+ and O- donors: Please make an appointment to donate ASAP. There is a critical need for O donors now in Hawaii.

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Ultralight aircraft crash at Kukio Wednesday morning (March 20) sends one to hospital

March 20, 2019

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 9:56 a.m. alarm Wednesday (March 20) to the Kikaua Point area for the crash of an ultralight aircraft at Kukio in North Kona.

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Airport parking in Honolulu is full, travelers urged to get dropped-off

March 20, 2019

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Airports Division alerts travelers to get dropped off at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) over the Spring Break travel season through next week. The Terminal 1, Terminal 2 and International parking structures at HNL have reached capacity. While stalls tend to become available after 3 p.m. daily, […]

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Fire hydrant flow test in Waimea Tuesday (April 2)

March 20, 2019

The Department of Water Supply will be conducting a fire hydrant flow test along Kamāmalu Street fronting the Waimea Police Department between the hours of 10:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

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Waikoloa Lions Club annual golf tournament April 27, 2019

March 20, 2019

Waikoloa Lions Club invites all golfers to bring a friend and join in their Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 27 at Waikoloa Golf Course. A two-person scramble, the tournament begins with registration at 7 a.m. and first tee off at 8 a.m. Mulligans are optional.

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Keʻei transfer station green waste site temporarily closed from March 22, 2019

March 20, 2019

The green waste site at Keʻei Transfer Station will be closed from Friday, March 22, 2019, and will reopen as regularly scheduled on Sunday, March 31, 2019, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Keʻei green waste site closure is due to reaching the maximum storage capacity allowed by the State Department of Health. The […]

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Surging gas prices across the nation rise to highest level in months

March 20, 2019

The national average price of gasoline has risen 35 cents per gallon since January to $2.58 per gallon and now stands at its highest level since November as seasonal changes and refinery problems push prices higher. Yet as prices rise across the country, the pain has not been equal from state-to-state.

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Draft EIS meeting on proposed Kealakehe Wastewater Plant upgrade Monday (March 25)

March 20, 2019

Public Information Meeting and Open House for Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the Proposed Kealakehe Wastewater Treatment Plant R-1 Upgrade Project

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