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Volcano Watch: The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory adapts to recent changes

Has it already been six months since lava began flowing through Hawai`i County’s lower Puna district?

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for November 15, 2018

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

September 19, 2018 USGS photo looking southward of the south caldera of Kīlauea Volcano showing the main collapse area. The south Sulphur Bank is in the left side of the photo. Uēkahuna Bluff, from where this photo was taken, cuts across the bottom and lower right corner of the photo. After the collapse of 1868, the caldera floor may have looked something like this.

Volcano Watch: A summit collapse 150 years ago had similarities to the 2018 collapse

Kīlauea summit collapses accompanied by lava lake draining are a routine part of the long-term refilling of the current caldera produced centuries ago.

Panorama of the Kīlauea Caldera Wide Angle from HVO Observation Tower. November 7, 2018. Images courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for November 8, 2018

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

Kīlauea Volcano's summit, as viewed from the southwest, shows the collapsed area of Halema‘uma‘u and the adjacent caldera floor. A section of Crater Rim Drive preserved on a down-dropped block is visible at the far right. Volcanic gases rising from magma stored beneath the summit continue to escape to the surface, as they have for as long as Kīlauea has existed, resulting in deposits of sulfur on the crater walls.

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for November 1, 2018

A slight inflationary trend near and east of Puʻu ʻŌʻō suggests that magma may be refilling the middle East Rift Zone. Low seismicity and reduced gas emissions do not indicate that the magma is shallow, but HVO continues to closely monitor this area and will report any significant changes.

Bright red polygon features were drawn by USGS Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analysts around new or active lower East Rift Zone lava flows, which appear lighter in color due to their high temperature on this thermal map. Collected during a helicopter overflight on May 9, 2018, this map shows fissures 6 (left) and 15 (right) with Pohoiki Road passing between the two vents. USGS map.

Volcano Watch: How are lava-flow maps made during an eruption?

Computer programs known as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have been the preferred tool of USGS cartographers for many years. Using commercial GIS software, the user creates a stack of “layers,” such as labels, roads, and political boundaries that together form a map.

Covered play courts and baseball fields to reopen at Pahoa District Park Monday (Nov 19)

November 16, 2018

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces that the covered play courts and upper baseball fields at Pāhoa District Park will reopen on Monday, November 19, 2018. The public is invited to a blessing ceremony scheduled for 3 p.m. on November 19 at the covered play courts. Once the blessing ceremony is complete, […]

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Hunting schedule for PTA announced for November-December 2018

November 16, 2018

PTA supports Hawaii Island public hunting per the Sikes Act of 1960 and PTA Installation Natural Resources Management Plan (INRMP). In accordance with the PTA Hunting Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) dated August 2018, and the PTA External Hunting SOP dated Aug 2018. For PTA hunting permits go to pta.isportsman.net/registratio…

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County traffic signal maintenance schedule for West Hawaii

November 15, 2018

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Public Works Traffic Division will be conducting maintenance work on traffic signals along various locations in North and South Kona on Monday, November 19, 2018, to Wednesday, November 21, 2018; and on Friday, November 23, 2018, weather conditions permitting.

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Police warrants list for Friday, November 9, 2018

November 15, 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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police are searching for a man last seen in the Volcano area reported missing

November 14, 2018

Hawai’i Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Ryan Baker. He is 31-years-old, 5-feet-5 inches, 200 pounds with short blond hair. He was last seen in the Volcano area on, (November 10), wearing a black tank top with camouflage lettering “Get nuts Hawaii,” dark green shorts, a dark-colored jacket, and black Scott […]

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Simulated casualty Cpl. Brad Rosati, a navigation aids technician with Air Traffic Control maintenance, Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay, climbs into the rescue basket of a Coast Guard Eurocopter HH-65 Dolphin helicopter during a joint-service aircraft mishap drill over Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii, Oct. 18. The drill simulated a CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter crash over water, and allowed the joint-service team to exercise standard operating procedures for air and waterborne rescue operations.

Crews search for missing freediver off the Kohala Coast Tuesday (Nov 13)

November 13, 2018

Coast Guard and Hawaii County Fire Department crews are searching for a missing free diver off Kohala, Big Island, Tuesday. “We are currently searching for Guy Hermogila,” said Sam Gardner, a Sector Honolulu search and rescue coordinator. “It was reported to us he was last known to be free diving off Black Point, Kohala, last […]

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Police DUI stats for the week of November 5-11, 2018

November 13, 2018

During the week of November 5, through November 11, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested thirteen (13), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. So far this year, there have been 944 DUI arrests compared with 997 during the same period last year, a decrease of 5.3 percent.

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UPDATED: Papaikou water main break repaired Tuesday (Nov 13)

November 13, 2018

The Department of Water Supply (DWS) reports the water main break near Papa’ikou Gym has been repaired. Papa‘ikou residents and customers from Maluna Place, and north along Old Mamalahoa Highway, including all side roads, should have water restored.

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

November 12, 2018

Gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 0.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.04/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 stations in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.9 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.67/g, according to GasBuddy.

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Hawaii Island lane closures for the week of November 10-16, 2018

November 10, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE HAWAII ISLAND LANE CLOSURES For the week of Saturday, Nov. 10, to Friday, Nov. 16 PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. Road work occurring on the Veteran’s Day holiday will be denoted with HOLIDAY WORK. Areas currently under 24-hour closure will […]

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County recycling program no longer accepts #5 plastics

November 9, 2018

Due to changes in global recycling markets, starting December 1, 2018, the County of Hawai’i will no longer accept #5 plastics, plastic grocery bags, nor any clam shell-type plastic (salad, bentos, fruit, etc.) in the mixed recyclable bins at the Recycling & Transfer Stations.

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State Energy Office hosts community meetings on utility ownership & regulation

November 9, 2018

The Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO) will host a series of community meetings across the state next week to gather input for a study being done on future models for utility ownership and regulation in Hawaii.

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Hawaiian Airlines issues travel waivers due to California wildfires

November 9, 2018

Hawaiian Airlines is waiving reservation change fees to assist guests holding tickets for travel to, from and via Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Long Beach Airport (LGB) through Monday, Nov. 12, due to the California wildfires.

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Police seek owners of theft recovered items

November 9, 2018

Hawaiʻi Island Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the owner of some property found in a stolen vehicle. Police recovered and searched a vehicle recovered on, (October 16). During the search, police found several items that did not belong to the owner of the searched vehicle. Police are hoping that the rightful […]

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