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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?

A Coast Guard HC-130 Hercules aircrew delivers a 35-year-old man suffering from sepsis in Hilo, Hawaii, Feb. 20, 2019. The aircrew worked jointly with the Hawaii Disaster Medical Assist Team to medevac the man quickly to a higher level of medical care. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Eric Ferree)

Coast Guard airlifts man from Hilo to Oahu for medical treatment

February 20, 2019

At 12:24 a.m., Wednesday, Joint Rescue Coordination Center Honolulu (JRCC) watchstanders received a request for assistance from the Hawaii Department of Health in transporting the man suffering from symptoms of sepsis to Oahu for medical treatment. JRCC conferred with the duty flight surgeon who recommended transport of the man as soon as possible.

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Police reclassify Kona case as murder-suicide

February 20, 2019

Hawaiʻi Island police are reclassifying a coroner’s inquest investigation to a murder and a suicide. On August 3, 2018, police responded to an apartment complex on the 75-6000 block of Aliʻi Drive in Kailua-Kona. Officers found the lifeless bodies of a male and female within the second-floor unit. A firearm was also located.

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Hawaii joins Girls Go CyberStart Initiative to boost girls in computer sciences

February 20, 2019

Gov. David Y. Ige today announced the state’s participation in the Girls Go CyberStart Initiative, which encourages young women to explore the cybersecurity and computer science fields. The initiative gives girls, grades 9-12, the opportunity to solve challenges presented in the 2019 Girls Go CyberStart program, sponsored by the SANS Institute and the State of […]

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Keck Observatory Astronomy Talk: Dark Energy and the Runaway Universe Thursday (Feb 21)

February 20, 2019

We expected the attractive force of gravity to slow down the rate at which the universe is expanding. However, observations made at Keck Observatory of very distant exploding stars show that the expansion rate is actually speeding up.

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County housing department’s administration section moves to new location in Hilo

February 20, 2019

The Mayor’s office is pleased to announce that the Administration section of the Office of Housing and Community Development (OHCD) has re-located to 1990 Kino‘ole Street, Suite #102, Hilo, Hawai‘i 96720.

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High Surf Advisory for northeast facing shores of Hawaii Island

February 20, 2019

The National Weather Service Flash Flood Watch and Winter Storm Warning for Hawaii Island has been cancelled.  The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory for northeast facing shores and a High Wind Warning for mountain summits.

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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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