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High Surf and Winter Weather Advisories for Hawaii Island Friday (Feb 15) Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for February 14, 2019 Volcano Watch: Why do some Hawaii earthquakes occur so far offshore? Construction at Hilo International Airport parking lot closes exits at night (Feb 11-15) Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for February 7, 2019 Volcano Watch: Geology of the past, how long will the eruption last?
 
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High Surf and Winter Weather Advisories for Hawaii Island Friday (Feb 15)

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for February 14, 2019

Deformation signals are consistent with refilling of Kīlauea Volcano’s deep East Rift Zone. Sulfur dioxide emission rates in the lower ERZ have been below detection limits since early September 2018.

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Volcano Watch: Why do some Hawaii earthquakes occur so far offshore?

Seismologists call these events “flexural earthquakes” to reflect their cause (bending of the Pacific Plate).

Hilo International Airport exits closed 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. February 11-15, 2019. Image courtesy HDOT

Construction at Hilo International Airport parking lot closes exits at night (Feb 11-15)

The two exit lanes leading out of the parking lot will be closed overnight at about 10 p.m. and will reopen at 4 a.m., weather permitting.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for February 7, 2019

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

Fissure 8 reactivates in late May and becomes the dominant vent in the LERZ eruption.

Volcano Watch: Geology of the past, how long will the eruption last?

How did scientists evaluate how long the Kilauea Eruption would last in 2018?

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park reopens two trails and Mauna Loa Road

February 19, 2019

Two trails have reopened in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park after being closed last year due to impacts from tens of thousands of earthquakes that also damaged roads, buildings and other park infrastructure.

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Flash Flood Watch continues for Hawaii Island

February 19, 2019

This is a Civil Defense Flash Flood Watch message for 5 p.m., Tuesday, February 19, 2019. The National Weather Service Flash Flood Watch for the Hawaii Island continues through 6 a.m. tomorrow morning and may be extended. A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions are favorable for flash flooding.

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Interviews with Mayor Harry Kim on Na Leo TV

February 19, 2019

Mayor Harry Kim’s recent interview with Stacy Higa of Na Leo TV regarding his vision for Mauna Kea will be on the air as follows, and is also available on demand from Na Leo’s streaming service at www.naleo.tv : Here are some additional air dates for “Aupuni Connections: Mayor Harry Kim”

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

February 19, 2019

During the week of February 11, 2019, through February 17, 2019, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested thirty-two (32) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 151 DUI […]

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Police are searching for a Kailua-Kona man reported missing

February 19, 2019

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for an 18-year-old Kailua-Kona resident who was reported as a missing person. David Nerger is described as a Caucasian male with long blonde hair and blue eyes. He has a thin build and is approximately 6-foot-1 and 150 pounds. No other distinguishing features were provided about Nerger. His last known […]

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Hilo man charged for assaulting former girlfriend

February 19, 2019

Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged a 33-year-old Hilo man for assaulting his former girlfriend at her residence in Hilo. On Friday afternoon (February 15), after conferring with prosecutors, detectives from the Area I Juvenile Aid Section charged Timothy Emory with second-degree burglary, second-degree robbery, third-degree assault, second-degree criminal property damage, two counts of second-degree terroristic […]

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Police charge Pahoa man with multiple financial crimes

February 19, 2019

Detectives have charged a 24-year-old Pāhoa man with multiple financial crimes following his arrest earlier last week. After conferring with prosecutors on Friday morning (February 15), police charged Tre Avilla-Alconcel for one count of second degree forgery, two counts of third degree forgery, one count of third degree identity theft, thirty counts of unauthorized possession […]

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Fire hydrant flow test along Palani Road Tuesday (Feb 26)

February 19, 2019

The Department of Water Supply will be conducting a fire hydrant flow test along Palani Road fronting the Kona Coast Shopping Center between the hours of 2:00 a.m. and 3:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. The affected area may experience slightly discolored and turbid water for several hours after the test. Customers are advised […]

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Keei transfer station is closed from 10 a.m. Tuesday (Feb 19)

February 19, 2019

Due to unexpected staff shortages, the Keʻei Transfer Station will close at 10:00 a.m. today (Tuesday, February 19, 2019), and will reopen as regularly scheduled on Friday, February 22, 2019.  For the remainder of today, the public may take their trash to the Keauhou Transfer Station or the Miloliʻi Transfer Station, which are open seven […]

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Judiciary hiring court interpreters on Hawaii Island

February 19, 2019

The Hawaii State Judiciary is seeking individuals who speak English and another language, as well as certified sign language interpreters to become court interpreters. Sign up today for the March 14-15 workshop at Hale Kaulike (Hilo courthouse) . This is a mandatory requirement to become a Judiciary court interpreter.

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Free residential household hazardous waste collection events information

February 19, 2019

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events will be held between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on the following dates:  Saturday, March 2, 2019 at the Waimea Recycling and Transfer Station. Sunday, March 3, 2019 at the Pāhoa Recycling and Transfer Station. The County of Hawaiʻi’s Department of Environmental Management holds these regular collection events, at […]

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Fire burns home in Puna Monday (Feb 18)

February 19, 2019

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 6:06 p.m. alarm Monday (Feb 18) for a structure fire at 16-0553 Wao Kele Road in Puna. Firefighters arrived to find a two-story, 1,496 square-foot home engulfed in flames with two 50 pound propane tanks venting fuel. The fire burned the home and a vehicle. Crews were able to have […]

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Weather advisory map via National Weather Service/NOAA

Multiple weather advisories for Hawaii Island

February 18, 2019

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Hawaii Island through Tuesday afternoon (Feb 19). A band of deep moisture will move over the eastern half of the state and stall through Tuesday. Convective showers within this band will likely trigger heavy rainfall and thunderstorms over Hawaii Island and Maui County.

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Average gas prices in Hawaii fall 5.4 cents per gallon the past week

February 18, 2019

Gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 5.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.45/g yesterday, to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 stations in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 3.0 cents per gallon versus last week to $2.31/g, according to GasBuddy.

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