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Kilauea Eruption: Lava flows continue entering the ocean Friday (May 25) Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 24, 2018 Volcano Watch: Molten lava plus vegetation can create hazardous explosions Kilauea Eruption: PGV still working to seal wells, lava flows and ash eruption Thursday (May 24) Kahuku Unit of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park now open five days a week Kilauea Eruption: Lower East Rift Zone still active with lava flows Wednesday (May 23)
 
Fissures 6 (left) and 13 (right), with lava flows merging into one channel that flows into the ocean at the western-most entry. Note plume in distance at the ocean entries (top left). Photo is from an overflight at mid day. Photo taken Friday, May 25, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Kilauea Eruption: Lava flows continue entering the ocean Friday (May 25)

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that lava flows continue on the east rift of Kilauea.  Active flows continue in Leilani Estates and entering the ocean near Makenzie State Park.

Panorama of Lower East Rift Zone Webcam at 7:06 a.m. Thursday, May 24, 2018. Image courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 24, 2018

At Kῑlauea’s summit, multiple explosions continue to occur daily, with some sending plumes of ash up to 8,000 feet above sea level or higher.

When molten lava encroaches on grassland, forests, or other vegetated land, subsurface pockets of natural gas from the burning plant material can ignite, causing a blast known as a “methane explosion.” To avoid this hazard, keep a safe distance—at least tens of yards—from the margin of an active lava flow in vegetated areas. USGS photo.

Volcano Watch: Molten lava plus vegetation can create hazardous explosions

With lava now advancing through lush vegetation along Kīlauea Volcano’s lower East Rift Zone, methane explosions have become a concern.

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Kilauea Eruption: PGV still working to seal wells, lava flows and ash eruption Thursday (May 24)

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and other departmental ground crews continue to monitor the eruption activity in the Lower East Rift Zone on a 24-hour basis, and work continues to seal the wells at PGV.

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Kahuku Unit of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park now open five days a week

The Kahuku Unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, located about an hour’s drive south of the park’s main entrance, is now open to visitors five days a week starting Wed., May 23. The new schedule is Wednesday through Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free.

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Kilauea Eruption: Lower East Rift Zone still active with lava flows Wednesday (May 23)

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports a new lava flow is expected to enter the ocean east of MacKenzie State Park tonight.

Annual Pass

Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park to offer new annual pass

May 25, 2018

The National Park Service (NPS) announced today Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park will have a new park specific annual pass. This pass will cost $30 and will allow unlimited entry into the park for the entire calendar year from the time of purchase. This is a great pass for local residences that frequent the […]

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Ash masks to be distributed on May 25-26 in Pahala, Volcano, Naalehu, HOVE, and Keaau

May 25, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE To protect yourself from breathing volcanic ash, free N95 masks will be distributed as follows: Friday, May 25, 2018, from 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Cooper Center, Volcano Pahala Community Center, Pahala Naalehu Community Center, Naalehu Hawaiian Ocean View Community Center, HOVE Shipman Gym, Keaau Saturday, May 26, 2018, from 9 a.m. – […]

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Police warrants list for Friday, May 25, 2018

May 25, 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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Hawaii County Hele On buses purchased through earmarks by Senator Dan Inouye. Seven 33 and 49 passenger buses were purchased with the federal funds.

Hele-On reinstates Pahoa 3 bus route effective Friday (May 25)

May 24, 2018

The County of Hawai’i Mass Transit Agency has announced that the Pahoa 3 Route will be reinstated, effective Friday, May 25, 2018. Due to the current volcanic activity, all PAHOA/POHOIKI routes will end at Nanawale Longhouse. There will be NO stops in Pohoiki, Seaview and Leilani Estates.

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HELCO sets-up customer care services in Pahoa starting Thursday (May 24)

May 24, 2018

Hawai‘i Electric Light invites the lower Puna community to visit its Customer Care team at the Pāhoa County Council Office located at 15-2879 Pāhoa Village Road every Thursday starting May 24, 2018. Company representatives will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays to provide information on electrical safety, emergency preparedness, restoration, and […]

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Fire burns bedroom in Hawaiian Beaches home Wednesday (May 23)

May 24, 2018

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 10:25 p.m. alarm Wednesday (May 23) to Honu Street in Hawaiian Beaches subdivision for a structure fire. Upon arrival, firefighters found a single-story post and pier home with heavy smoke throughout the home and coming out of the eves, doorway and windows. The fire was contained to a bedroom. Crews […]

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Creative Lab Hawaii

Music and transmedia program set for Hawaii Island’s this Summer 2018

May 23, 2018

nder the Direction of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) and its Creative Industries Division, Creative Lab Hawaii (CLH) is set to begin its summer program for music and transmedia. CLH is welcoming songwriters and storytellers to join the program on the Big Island this summer.

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Structure fire in Hawaiian Paradise Park Wednesday (May 23)

May 23, 2018

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 3:36 a.m. alarm Wednesday (May 23) to 15-1610 4th Avenue (Awapuhi Avenue) in Hawaiian Paradise Park for a structure fire. Crews arrived to find an 800 square-foot home engulfed in flames with a propane tank venting. Firefighters had the blaze under control by 4:16 a.m. and it was declared out […]

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Mayor Harry Kim

Mayor Kim diagnosed with walking pneumonia

May 23, 2018

In the interest of avoiding misinformation or rumors about his health, Mayor Harry Kim wants it made known that he is being treated for walking pneumonia, and is awaiting the results of medical tests, Managing Director Wil Okabe said. The Mayor is taking antibiotics to the address the symptoms, Okabe said.

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Ash masks to be distributed May 23-26 in Pahala, Volcano, Naalehu, HOVE and Keaau

May 23, 2018

To protect yourself from breathing volcanic ash, free N95 masks will be distributed as follows: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, May 23-25, 2018 from 3:30 – 7:30 p.m. Cooper Center, Volcano Pahala Community Center, Pahala Naalehu Community Center, Naalehu Hawaiian Ocean View Community Center, HOVE Shipman Gym, Keaau Saturday, May 26, 2018, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at all locations. Free masks will […]

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Joseph Paul 'JP' Branco

Puna man charged with offenses after being stopped by police with gunfire

May 23, 2018

Officers gave the suspect verbal commands so they could take him into custody when he got into the stolen truck and drove at a high rate of speed toward two officers who were on the roadway bordered on both sides by thick brush and debris such as used car parts and old tires. The two […]

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Cherie Roer

Police are searching for a Puna woman wanted on warrants

May 23, 2018

Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a Puna woman wanted on multiple warrants. Police are looking for 33-year old Cherie Roer, described as 5-foot-9, 220 pounds, heavy build with dyed red hair and brown eyes. Roer is known to frequent the Hilo and Puna areas. These warrants are for offenses […]

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Updated: Man killed in Kalapana crash Monday (May 21) is identified

May 23, 2018

Police have identified the man who died in a 1-vehicle traffic crash Monday (May 21) on Highway 130 near the 21-mile marker in the Puna District. He was identified as 59-year-old Kenneth “Key” Mepham Jr. of Kalapana. This was the 11th traffic fatality this year compared with 15 at the same time last year. Police […]

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Kilauea Eruption: Fissures continue to supply lava to ocean entry Tuesday (May 22)

May 22, 2018

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory continues to monitor highly active vents and lava flows. County, state, and federal partners are working together to monitor the situation at Puna Geothermal Venture.

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