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Hurricane Lane is at category 4 strength, should enter Central Pacific area today Talk-story sessions being held to discuss the future of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Kilauea Eruption: Volcano still fairly quiet, Civil Defense discontinues daily updates Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 16, 2018 Volcano Watch: Submarine Kīlauea also impacted by recent events on the volcano Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 9, 2018
 
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Hurricane Lane is at category 4 strength, should enter Central Pacific area today

Lane is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Little change in strength is expected today. Gradual weakening is forecast to begin on Sunday.

Impassable earthquake damaged Crater Rim Drive past Keanakakoi. NPS Photo

Talk-story sessions being held to discuss the future of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Most of the park, except the Kahuku Unit, has been closed due to increased volcanic and seismic activity since May 11. Saturday, August 18 marks the 100th day of the closure.

Photo taken Wednesday, August 15, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Kilauea Eruption: Volcano still fairly quiet, Civil Defense discontinues daily updates

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that activity on the lower east rift zone of Kilauea Volcano has diminished and remained quiet for over a week. The only surface activity is a small, crusted lava pond inside the fissure 8 cone, and a few areas along the coast where lava is entering the ocean. Sulfur dioxide […]

Thermal image of the Pahoa-Kalapana Road (Route 130) at mile-marker 14.5 where metal plates cover steaming cracks on the roadway. The temperatures are relative to ambient temperature in the area so you must look at the temperature readings and not just the colors/shades alone. Images captured August 10, 2018 courtesy of the County of Hawaii

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 16, 2018

Activity on Kīlauea’s lower East Rift Zone and at the summit of the volcano remained greatly diminished this past week.

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Volcano Watch: Submarine Kīlauea also impacted by recent events on the volcano

A group of scientists from Western Washington University, Rice University, and the University of Rhode Island deployed 12 ocean bottom seismometers on the submarine Kīlauea south flank in July.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 9, 2018

Lower East Rift Zone activity was limited to a small pond of lava deep within the fissure 8 cone and small streams of lava entering the ocean near Isaac Hale Beach Park and at Kapoho Bay.

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Stene: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park should seek Federal funds to fix damaged roads

August 18, 2018

The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park wants to reopen the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park eventually. The first step in this process is the reconstruction of the park’s heavily damaged roadway infrastructure

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Lane strengthens to major category 4 hurricane

August 17, 2018

Lane continues to move toward the west-northwest or 285 degrees at 14 kt, steered by the trade winds south of the subtropical high. Hurricane Lane’s maximum winds are reported to be 130 mph.

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Fire destroys home in Hawaiian Beaches subdivision Friday (Aug 17)

August 17, 2018

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 1:43 p.m. alarm Friday (Aug 17) to 15-336 Kahakai Blvd in Hawaiian Beaches for a structure fire. Crews arrived to find a single-story home engulfed in flames with fire and heavy smoke throughout the structure. A neighboring home on the mauka side of the property was in danger of catching […]

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Dying Ohia Trees from Rapid Ohia Death (ROD). Photo courtesy of DLNR.

The ‘Ōhiʻa Challenge offers a cash prize for a solution to the destructive ROD invasive fungi

August 17, 2018

U.S. Department of the Interior offices and agencies are working in partnership with others on the ‘Ōhiʻa Challenge, named after a Hawaiian legend that tells of the love and separation of the young couple ʻŌhiʻa and Lehua; Jealous of their love, the goddess Pele turned the warrior ʻŌhiʻa into a tree and Lehua into the […]

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Photo of Kahuku visitor "jumping for joy" in Hawai`i Volcanoes National Park/NPS Photo by Janice Wei

Kahuku Unit of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park extends hours and programs

August 17, 2018

Starting Wednesday, August 15, the Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will extend its operating hours from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., adding an additional hour each day Wednesday through Sunday. Entrance and all programs are free. Kahuku is closed on Monday and Tuesday.

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Police warrants list for Thursday, August 16, 2018

August 16, 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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Lane is forecast to become a major hurricane by Saturday

August 16, 2018

Lane is now a hurricane and could become a major hurricane over the weekend.

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Fire burns native forest in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park as firefighters engage in suppression efforts. NPS Photo/Mark Wasser

Keauhou fire on the slopes of Mauna Loa is 90 percent contained

August 16, 2018

The Keauhou Fire received additional rainfall on Thursday. On Wednesday, 1/2 inch of rain fell aiding firefighters in their work. Containment remains at 90 percent and holding at 3,739 acres on the slopes of Mauna Loa, mostly within Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. With the cooler and wetter weather, firefighters are focusing on mop-up and patrol […]

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Police are searching for a boy reported missing and last seen in Kealakekua

August 16, 2018

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating 16-year-old Ryan Hernandez who was reported missing on, (July 17). He was last seen in Kealakekua. He is 5-feet, 130 pounds with a fair complexion, short black hair and brown eyes. If you know his whereabouts, please call the Police Department’s non-emergency number at […]

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Christopher Allen Wright

Police are searching for a man wanted on a warrant and in connection with a burglary

August 16, 2018

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance with locating a 56-year-old man who is wanted on an outstanding bench warrant and for questioning in connection with a residential burglary in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates subdivision in Ka‘ū. Christopher Allen Wright is described as 6-feet-1-inch, 170 pounds with a slim build. He has […]

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A new species of the brown alga Sporochnus from 96 m (315 ft) depth at Lisianski, Northwestern Hawaii.

New limu species revealed in Hawaii’s deep waters

August 16, 2018

A new study on Hawaiian limu reveals that some are only found in deep, dimly lit waters. Limu, or algae, are photosynthetic protists with a myriad of uses, from food and food additives to cosmetics, paints, toothpaste, and biofuels.

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Woman arrested for murder of 3-year-old then released

August 16, 2018

On (July 25, 2017), the Area II Criminal Investigations Section investigated the death of a 3-year-old who expired at North Hawaiʻi Community Hospital. An autopsy was performed and the results were reviewed by two separate Forensic Pathologist. The cause of death was determined to be blunt force trauma to the head, the manner of death […]

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Rat Lungworm (Angiostrongylus cantonensis)

East Hawaii child is the fifth case of rat lungworm disease in 2018

August 16, 2018

The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed a case of rat lungworm disease in a toddler from East Hawai‘i. Laboratory results confirmed evidence of the rat lungworm disease parasite (Angiostrongylus cantonensis) in the child’s spinal fluid. This is the third confirmed case of rat lungworm disease contracted on Hawai‘i Island this year and the […]

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Tropical Storm Lane on track to become a hurricane as it nears Hawaii

August 15, 2018

The forecast continues to lean toward the higher end of the model guidance and shows Lane becoming a hurricane in 12 to 24 hours

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