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Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Hikes, Events Kilauea Eruption: Steady lava flow still coming from Fissure 8 Thursday (June 21) Kilauea Eruption: Lava flow and summit explosions continue Tuesday (June 19) Kilauea Eruption: Lava production in the Lower East Rift Zone still very active Monday (June 18) Kilauea Eruption: HVO reports morning ash eruption at Kilauea summit Sunday (June 17) Volcano Watch: Colorful plumes – can we see volcanic gases?
 
Ranger hike at Kahuku through native ‘ōhi‘a lehua forest. NPS Photo

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park Hikes, Events & More, June 20-24, 2018

While Kīlauea continues to shake the ground and blast ash from its ever-changing summit crater park rangers continue to enlighten and engage visitors from other locations.

Fissure 8 continues building a tephra cone and producing a robust channelized lava flow on Kīlauea Volcano's Lower East Rift Zone. Photo taken Thursday, June 21, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Kilauea Eruption: Steady lava flow still coming from Fissure 8 Thursday (June 21)

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 continues to erupt with a full channel flowing to the ocean at Kapoho. Tradewinds are pushing vog to the southwest.

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Kilauea Eruption: Lava flow and summit explosions continue Tuesday (June 19)

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 continues to erupt with a full channel flowing to the ocean at multiple points.  Fissure 15 has mild spattering and Fissure 6 is oozing.

Fissure 8 lava flows in an open channel all the way to the ocean. Kapoho Crater is the vegetated hill on the right side of the photograph. Ocean entry plume seen in the distance. Photo taken Monday, June 18, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Kilauea Eruption: Lava production in the Lower East Rift Zone still very active Monday (June 18)

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports Fissure 8 continues to be very active with a fast-moving channelized flow entering the ocean at Kapoho Bay. The vent is producing a large Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) plume and a large laze plume at the ocean entry.  Seismic activity continues at Kilauea Summit.

The fissure 8 lava fountain pulses to heights of 50 m (165 ft) within a cinder spatter cone. Fissure 8 feeds lava into the well-established channel that flows to the ocean. Photo taken Sunday, June 17, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Kilauea Eruption: HVO reports morning ash eruption at Kilauea summit Sunday (June 17)

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) reports that an ash eruption at the Kilauea Summit occurred at approximately 6:26 a.m. An ash plume was generated. The wind is blowing in the southwest direction and ash may affect the areas of Volcano and Ka‘u.

A volcanic gas cloud over the LERZ on May 19, 2018 – In this picture, the sun is illuminating the volcanic gas plume from behind. The plume appears orange in color, as the blue component of the sunlight has been preferentially removed by scattering on tiny sulfate aerosols. This looks a bit like a sunset, but note that the meteorological clouds below the volcanic plume do not show this discoloration. Photo credit: Christoph Kern, USGS

Volcano Watch: Colorful plumes – can we see volcanic gases?

When volcanic gases are released into the atmosphere, resulting plumes sometimes appear to have a faint color. Is this color indicative of a certain gas present?

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Puna traffic webcams updated with thermal ability along evacuation routes

June 21, 2018

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) announces the availability of thermal and visual camera views of the cracks at mile markers 14.4 and 14.6 on Keaau-Pahoa Road (Highway 130) and a camera view of Highway 11 at the entrance to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The camera views may be accessed at ops.punatraffic.com and are made […]

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Fallen Albizia tree causes a power outage for about 11,700 HELCO customers

June 21, 2018

Hawai‘i Electric Light reports that about 11,700 customers in the Puna and Hilo areas experienced a power interruption today. Power was interrupted at 9:59 a.m. Thursday morning when a large Albizia tree fell on to transmission lines and broke utility equipment on Ainaloa Boulevard. A private tree-trimmer was in the process of removing the tree […]

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FEMA frequently asked questions for disaster assistance

June 21, 2018

Homeowners, renters, private nonprofits, and business owners in Hawai’i County who sustained damage to their homes, vehicles, personal property, business or its inventory as a result of the Kilauea volcanic eruptions and earthquakes may apply for federal assistance.

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Overnight roadwork on Queen Kaahumanu Highway Thursday (June 21)

June 21, 2018

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) alerts motorists to roadwork and a temporary traffic stoppage on Queen Kaahumanu Highway between Hina Lani Street and Kealakehe Parkway between 8 p.m. Thursday, June 21, 2018, through 5:30 a.m. Friday, June 22, 2018, for the Queen Kaahumanu Highway Widening, Phase 2.

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Police are still searching for a Kona woman missing since May 13, 2018

June 21, 2018

Police are renewing their request for community members to be on the lookout for 67-year-old Deborah Wiley who remains missing from Kinue Road since Sunday evening, (May 13). Wiley is described as 5-feet-3-inches, 140 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a dark bluish colored long-sleeved shirt, blue colored jeans, […]

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Police seek man reported missing trekking through the evacuated lower Puna area

June 21, 2018

Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating a reported missing person that occurred within a designated evacuation area inundated by lava. The missing person is identified as 48-year-old Mark Lawrence Kramer, a resident of the Puna district. Kramer is described as a 5-feet-9-inches, 160 pounds, medium build with wavy shoulder-length hair.

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Police arrest woman for trespassing in the Kilauea eruption area

June 21, 2018

Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested a female within the Leilani Estates subdivision after it was discovered that she had unlawfully taken up residence in an unfinished house under construction on Alapai Street. On Thursday morning, (June 21), a homeowner contacted police after encountering the unknown female on her property with indications that unauthorized persons had […]

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Police seek a man wanted on multiple outstanding warrants

June 20, 2018

South Kohala Patrol & The Area II Special Enforcement Unit is actively seeking Eyan K. Chong, a 29-year-old who frequents the South Kohala Area, (Waikoloa & Waimea). He is wanted on multiple outstanding warrants of arrest for probation violations. Chong is described as 5-feet-9-inches, 150 pounds.

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NELHA secures $2M federal award to develop desalination technologies

June 20, 2018

The Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA) is set to receive a $2 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to advance solar-thermal desalination technologies, which can reduce cost and expand the market for creating freshwater from otherwise unusable waters.

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Cultural festival at Puuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park this weekend June 23-24, 2018

June 20, 2018

On June 23th and 24th, 2018, Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park will host its annual Hawaiian Cultural Festival and celebrate the park’s 57th anniversary as a unit of the National Park Service. On Saturday, June 23rd, activities will include canoe rides in Hōnaunau Bay, lauhala and coconut frond weaving, kapa beating, traditional lei making, […]

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Six more people cited in closed lower east rift zone

June 19, 2018

The officer who cited the pair today said they were wearing respirators and said they were enticed by social media postings which continue to show others illegally entering the evacuation zone to photograph or tape active lava flows. DOCARE officers report many of the people cited claim they did not know they were in a […]

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Epicenter of 4.6 magnitude earthquake Tuesday, June 19, 2018.

4.6 magnitude quake shakes Hawaii Island Tuesday afternoon (June 19)

June 19, 2018

A 4.4 magnitude (preliminary) earthquake struck the south flank of Kilauea Volcano. There is no tsunami expected from this quake.

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DLNR Hunter Education Program field seminar open for registration

June 19, 2018

The Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Hunter Education Program will be holding a field seminar at Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Forest Reserve on Thursday, August 2, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This seminar is intended to promote hunting access and participation through an introductory orientation and overview of the Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Forest Reserve and […]

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Hurricane Madeline captured at 3 p.m. HST Sunday (Aug 28). NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured an image of Hurricane Madeline in the Central Pacific Ocean. Image courtesy of NASA Goddard Rapid Response Team

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency reminds residents to prepare for hurricane season

June 19, 2018

With the arrival of hurricane season, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA) is reminding residents to prepare an “emergency kit” of a minimum of 14 days of food, water, and other supplies.

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