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Volcano Watch: Magnitude 5.5 earthquake Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for March 15, 2019 Early morning 5.5 magnitude quake strikes Hawaii Island, no tsunami threat Wednesday (March 13) Vehicles parked at Hilo airport will be trapped overnight Tuesday (March 12) Representatives Gabbard and Young introduce legislation on marijuana reform Volcano Watch: How is lava flow thickness measured and why does it matter?
 
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Volcano Watch: Magnitude 5.5 earthquake – a bump in the night toward a mo​re typical seismic background

This is the same fault that was responsible for last May’s M6.9 earthquake.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for March 15, 2019

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

Epicenter of the early morning Wednesday, March 13, 2019 earthquake.

Early morning 5.5 magnitude quake strikes Hawaii Island, no tsunami threat Wednesday (March 13)

A 5.5 magnitude earthquake occurred on Kilauea Volcano at 12:55 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2019. No tsunami is expected from this quake. According to the USGS ‘Did you feel it?’ website the quake was felt throughout Hawaii Island.

Motorists will need to remove their vehicles by 10 p.m. on, Tuesday March 12, 2019 due to construction work at the exit lanes.

Vehicles parked at Hilo airport will be trapped overnight Tuesday (March 12)

The two exit lanes leading out of the parking lot will be closed at about 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Mar. 12, 2019, and will reopen at 4 a.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 13, 2019 due to construction work.

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Representatives Gabbard and Young introduce legislation on marijuana reform

Reps. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and Don Young (AK-AL) today introduced two bipartisan marijuana bills

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Volcano Watch: How is lava flow thickness measured and why does it matter?

During the first few years of Kīlauea Volcano’s Puʻu ʻŌʻō eruption, episodic high lava fountains produced multiple lava flows. After each event, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists measured its thicknesses.

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Puna murder suspect arrested by police Tuesday (March 19)

March 19, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Ryan Frederick Davis A 35-year-old Puna man was taken into custody this morning, suspected in the Fern Acres shooting death of a 38-year-old Puna man early Monday morning, (March 18). At 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, (March 19), detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigation Section and Special Enforcement Unit located 35- year-old Ryan Frederick […]

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Police DUI stats for the week of March 11-17, 2019

March 19, 2019

During the week of March 11, 2019, through March 17, 2019, Hawaiʻi Island Police arrested twenty-five, (25), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21.

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Police identify and seek suspect in Fern Acres homicide

March 19, 2019

Detectives continue to investigate the death of a 38-year-old Puna man who was killed in an early morning shooting in Puna, yesterday, Monday, (March 18). The medical examiner performed an autopsy on the body of Joshua John Santos and determined the cause of death as gunshot wounds to the chest and ruled the death as […]

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HVNP Kilauea Visitor Center auditorium to temporarily close for electrical work

March 18, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii National Park, HI – Kīlauea Visitor Center auditorium will be closed Thursday-Friday (March 21-22) for electrical rewiring in advance of a planned upgrade slated April 8-15, 2019. The auditorium will again close temporarily from April 8 through April 15 for system upgrades. The visitor center will remain open during both closures, but park films normally shown in the auditorium […]

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Hawaii Electric Light opens fifth EV fast charger on Hawai‘i Island

March 18, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE PHOTO (L-R): General Manager Connie Koi (Punalu‘u Bake Shop), President Sharon Suzuki (Maui County and Hawai‘i Island Utilities), Gary Miller (Big Island Electric Vehicle Association), Paula Miller (BIEVA), Sen. Russell Ruderman, Emily Ebert (BIEVA), Thomas Kraft (BIEVA), Karen Chaves (Isemoto Contracting Co.), Hawai‘i County Council Chairman Aaron Chung. HILO, Mar. 18, 2019 – Hawai‘i Electric […]

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Police investigate a shooting in Puna Monday (March 18)

March 18, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating a shooting in Puna on Monday morning, (March 18), that left one man dead. At about 12:30 a.m., patrol officers responded to the Fern Acres subdivision after receiving a report of a man with a gunshot wound lying on the driveway of a Plumeria Street residence. Officers arriving […]

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High Surf Warning continues for north facing shores Monday (March 18)

March 18, 2019

Hawaii County Civil Defense audio message This is a Civil Defense message for 7 a.m., Monday, March 18, 2019. The National Weather Service continues the High Surf Warning for north facing shores of Hawaii Island through today. A High Surf Warning means large breaking surf, significant shore-break, and dangerous currents make entering the water very […]

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Gas prices in Hawaii rise 10.5 cents per gallon the past week

March 18, 2019

Hawaii gas prices have risen 10.5 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.60/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 stations. Gas prices in Hawaii are 8.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago, yet stand 17.0 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.

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Results of the 8th Annual Kauikeaouli Challenge Race Sunday (March 17)

March 17, 2019

Results of the Sunday (March 17) 8th Annual Kauikeaouli Challenge Race for Recreational Paddlers, held at Keauhou. The short course paddlers went a total of 3+ miles from Keauhou to Ma‘ihi Bay, while those with more experience paddled 6+ miles to Keikiwaha. Both courses finished back at Keauhou Bay. Awards presentation and brunch for all […]

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High Surf Warning for north facing shores of Hawaii Island

March 17, 2019

The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Warning for north facing shores of Hawaii Island through Monday evening. The swell will build today and is expected to peak on Monday. The most dangerous time along the coast is during periods of high tide forecast to occur around 1:30 a.m. Monday (March 18).

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Taste of the Hawaiian Range to be held in September

March 17, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Ken Jackson with the Westin Hapuna at Taste of the Hawaiian Range. WAIMEA, HAWAI‘I ISLAND—The all-day Taste of the Hawaiian Range is Saturday, Sept. 7 at Mana Christian ‘Ohana (Old Kahilu Town Hall) and the adjacent YMCA Minuke Ole Park in Waimea. The 2019 Taste will gain offer daytime agricultural-themed activities before culminating […]

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AARP to run retirement workshops in Kona and Hilo

March 17, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Learn to secure your financial future at a free workshops in Kona and Hilo sponsored by AARP Hawai‘i on Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24, 2019. AARP volunteer Ed Hickey will talk about how to get on and stay on the path to financial resilience. The workshop in Kona at the West […]

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High Surf Warning for north facing shores of Hawaii Island

March 16, 2019

Hawaii County Civil Defense audio message This is a Civil Defense message for 6:45 p.m., Saturday, March 16, 2019. The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Warning for north facing shores of Hawaii Island beginning midnight tonight through Monday evening. A High Surf Warning means large breaking surf, significant shore-break, and dangerous currents make […]

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Results of the HIPA Kuuipo Canoe Races in Kona Saturday (March 16)

March 16, 2019

Results of the Hawaii Island Paddlesports Association (HIPA) canoe races for OC-1, OC-2, V-1 Rudderless canoes. The 10-mile long course started outside Honokohau Harbor and finished inside Keauhou Bay, while the 6-mile short course ran from outside Keauhou to turn at Lyman’s Bay and returned to the finish line inside Keauhou Bay.

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