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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? Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for June 17, 2018 Kilauea Eruption: Heavy vog to blanket parts of the island due to ongoing eruption Saturday (June 16)
 
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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?

This image is from a temporary research camera positioned near Kapoho looking southwest. From left to right, one can see the eruptive fissures, with Fissure 15 on the far left, and Fissure 8 near the center. Webcam image taken Sunday, June 17, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for June 17, 2018

On Kīlauea Volcano’s lower East Rift Zone, lava continues to erupt from fissure 8. As of June 17, lava fountains were feeding a well-established channel flowing east toward the ocean entry in the Kapoho Bay area.

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Kilauea Eruption: Heavy vog to blanket parts of the island due to ongoing eruption Saturday (June 16)

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 in the lower East Rift Zone continues to be very active and is flowing into the ocean at Kapoho.  Fissure 16 is oozing lava and is being monitored closely.

A DOCARE Officer at MacKenzie State Recreation Area. DLNR Photo

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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An aerial view of Halema‘uma‘u at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano captured from an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) overflight video on May 31, 2018. Limited UAS flights into this hazardous area are conducted with permission and coordination with Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park to collect visual information on this changing eruption site. Scientists will examine the video footage in detail to understand the evolution of the expanding collapse area and assess hazards at Kīlauea’s summit. Credit: U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Aviation Services, and the U.S. Geological Survey.

Community meetings on volcanic ash and vog in West Hawaii (June 20 & 21)

June 19, 2018

Two community meetings on volcanic ash and vog will be held this week in West Hawaii. Wednesday, June 20 at 5:30 p.m. at Konawaena Elementary School cafeteria (81-901 Onouli Rd. in Kealakekua) Thursday, June 21 at 6 p.m. at Waikoloa Elementary & Middle School cafeteria (68-1730 Hooko St. in Waikoloa Village) Residents will have their […]

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Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 10.6 cents per gallon the past week

June 19, 2018

Gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 10.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.97/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 stations in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.4 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.89/g, according to GasBuddy.

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Hawaii Island Humane Society receives disaster grant for Kilauea Eruption work

June 19, 2018

The Hawaii Island Humane Society has received a $5,000.00 disaster grant from the Petfinder Foundation. The Petfinder Foundation disaster grant program is used to assist Petfinder members during hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, floods, earthquakes and other events that can devastate animal shelters and rescue groups. The disaster grants provide help when a natural or man-made disaster […]

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Francis Kekona

Police arrest man in Kona wanted on warrants

June 19, 2018

On Monday, (June 18), at approximately 8:00 a.m., Area II Vice officers, and Special Enforcement Unit officers arrested 47-year-old Francis Kekona off Kaiminani Drive without incident. Kekona, who has no permanent address, was being sought for a no-bail contempt of court warrant, two $50,000 contempt of court warrants and a $100 failure to appear warrant.

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Status of proposed Nā‘ālehu wastewater treatment plant

June 19, 2018

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requiring the County of Hawai‛i to close Large Capacity Cesspools (LCC) in Pāhala and Nā‛ālehu. The County Department of Environmental Management (DEM) currently operates three LCCs in Nā‛ālehu. Untreated wastewater from Nā’ālehu cesspools is currently disposed of directly into the ground. This disposal method is a potential health […]

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Woman is assaulted in Hilo, police seek witness and suspect

June 19, 2018

Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating an incident in which a 34-year-old female was assaulted in Hilo. On, (June 13), at about 2:28 p.m., the victim reported to police that at about 1 p.m., while she was in the restroom at the Alae Cemetery, she was attacked by a male suspect who was hiding in the […]

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Police are searching for a man reported missing in Mountain View

June 18, 2018

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance with locating a Mountain View man who was reported missing. 89-year-old Akio Yogi was last seen at 6 p.m., Monday evening, (June 18), in the 18-1400 block of Highway 11 in Mountain View. He has a medical condition that requires medication. Yogi is described as, 5-feet-5-inches, […]

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Police DUI stats for the week of June 11-17, 2018

June 18, 2018

During the week of June 11, through June 17, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 27 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Eight of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 542 DUI arrests compared […]

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Counterfeit money showing up in Kona

June 18, 2018

The Hawaiʻi Police Department has recently received reports of counterfeit twenty and one hundred dollar bills that have been circulating amongst several business establishments in the Kailua-Kona area. At first glance, the counterfeit currency appears to be genuine, however, closer inspections have found the texture of several bills to be similar to computer paper. In […]

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Free WiFi now available throughout Daniel K. Inouye International Airport, coming to Hilo and Kona

June 18, 2018

HDOT and Boingo will bring Wi-Fi and DAS networks to additional airports in Hawaii including Kahului Airport (OGG), Hilo International Airport (ITO), Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole (KOA) and Lihue Airport (LIH) in 2018. The high-density Wi-Fi network is built to meet large-scale mobile demands. Since the Wi-Fi launched in December 2017, there […]

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