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Lane is forecast to become a major hurricane by Saturday Kilauea Eruption: Volcano still fairly quiet, Civil Defense discontinues daily updates Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 16, 2018 Volcano Watch: Submarine Kīlauea also impacted by recent events on the volcano Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 9, 2018 Volcano Watch: Is Kīlauea Volcano’s summit and rift zone activity pau or paused?
 
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Lane is forecast to become a major hurricane by Saturday

Lane is now a hurricane and could become a major hurricane over the weekend.

Photo taken Wednesday, August 15, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Kilauea Eruption: Volcano still fairly quiet, Civil Defense discontinues daily updates

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that activity on the lower east rift zone of Kilauea Volcano has diminished and remained quiet for over a week. The only surface activity is a small, crusted lava pond inside the fissure 8 cone, and a few areas along the coast where lava is entering the ocean. Sulfur dioxide […]

Thermal image of the Pahoa-Kalapana Road (Route 130) at mile-marker 14.5 where metal plates cover steaming cracks on the roadway. The temperatures are relative to ambient temperature in the area so you must look at the temperature readings and not just the colors/shades alone. Images captured August 10, 2018 courtesy of the County of Hawaii

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 16, 2018

Activity on Kīlauea’s lower East Rift Zone and at the summit of the volcano remained greatly diminished this past week.

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Volcano Watch: Submarine Kīlauea also impacted by recent events on the volcano

A group of scientists from Western Washington University, Rice University, and the University of Rhode Island deployed 12 ocean bottom seismometers on the submarine Kīlauea south flank in July.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 9, 2018

Lower East Rift Zone activity was limited to a small pond of lava deep within the fissure 8 cone and small streams of lava entering the ocean near Isaac Hale Beach Park and at Kapoho Bay.

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Volcano Watch: Is Kīlauea Volcano’s summit and rift zone activity pau or paused?

Since the morning of August 4, 2018, activity at Kīlauea Volcano’s summit and its lower East Rift Zone (LERZ) has diminished dramatically—and the slowdown continues.

Police warrants list for Thursday, August 16, 2018

August 16, 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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Fire burns native forest in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park as firefighters engage in suppression efforts. NPS Photo/Mark Wasser

Keauhou fire on the slopes of Mauna Loa is 90 percent contained

August 16, 2018

The Keauhou Fire received additional rainfall on Thursday. On Wednesday, 1/2 inch of rain fell aiding firefighters in their work. Containment remains at 90 percent and holding at 3,739 acres on the slopes of Mauna Loa, mostly within Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. With the cooler and wetter weather, firefighters are focusing on mop-up and patrol […]

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Police are searching for a boy reported missing and last seen in Kealakekua

August 16, 2018

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s help in locating 16-year-old Ryan Hernandez who was reported missing on, (July 17). He was last seen in Kealakekua. He is 5-feet, 130 pounds with a fair complexion, short black hair and brown eyes. If you know his whereabouts, please call the Police Department’s non-emergency number at […]

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Police are searching for a man wanted on a warrant and in connection with a burglary

August 16, 2018

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance with locating a 56-year-old man who is wanted on an outstanding bench warrant and for questioning in connection with a residential burglary in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates subdivision in Ka‘ū. Christopher Allen Wright is described as 6-feet-1-inch, 170 pounds with a slim build. He has […]

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A new species of the brown alga Sporochnus from 96 m (315 ft) depth at Lisianski, Northwestern Hawaii.

New limu species revealed in Hawaii’s deep waters

August 16, 2018

A new study on Hawaiian limu reveals that some are only found in deep, dimly lit waters. Limu, or algae, are photosynthetic protists with a myriad of uses, from food and food additives to cosmetics, paints, toothpaste, and biofuels.

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Woman arrested for murder of 3-year-old then released

August 16, 2018

On (July 25, 2017), the Area II Criminal Investigations Section investigated the death of a 3-year-old who expired at North Hawaiʻi Community Hospital. An autopsy was performed and the results were reviewed by two separate Forensic Pathologist. The cause of death was determined to be blunt force trauma to the head, the manner of death […]

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Rat Lungworm (Angiostrongylus cantonensis)

East Hawaii child is the fifth case of rat lungworm disease in 2018

August 16, 2018

The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) has confirmed a case of rat lungworm disease in a toddler from East Hawai‘i. Laboratory results confirmed evidence of the rat lungworm disease parasite (Angiostrongylus cantonensis) in the child’s spinal fluid. This is the third confirmed case of rat lungworm disease contracted on Hawai‘i Island this year and the […]

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Tropical Storm Lane on track to become a hurricane as it nears Hawaii

August 15, 2018

The forecast continues to lean toward the higher end of the model guidance and shows Lane becoming a hurricane in 12 to 24 hours

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Woman falls down Kawainui Stream gulch, suffers head and other injuries

August 15, 2018

Fire/rescue responded to a 6:01 p.m. alarm Wednesday (Aug 15) to Kawainui Stream for a woman who fell down the embankment of the stream’s gulch. Rescue crews accessed the site located between the 9-10 mile markers of Mamalahoa Highway (Route 19) via a dirt road through a macadamia nut farm. Rescuers climbed into the gulch […]

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Police identify couple found dead in Kailua-Kona apartment August 3, 2018

August 15, 2018

Hawaiʻi Island police have identified the male and female found dead at an apartment complex in Kailua-Kona, on Friday, (August 3), as 48-year-old Joy K. Mills-Ferren and 56-year-old Bradley A. Wood-Ferren. An autopsy performed on Friday, (August 10), indicated that each died as a result of a single gunshot wound. A firearm was recovered from […]

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A silver swath of sunglint surrounds half of the Hawaiian islands in this true-color Terra MODIS image acquired on May 27, 2003. Sunglint reveals turbulence in the surface waters of the Pacific Ocean. If the surface of the water was as smooth as a perfect mirror, we would see the circle of the Sun as a perfect reflection. But because the surface of the water is ruffled with waves, each wave acts like a mirror and the Sun’s reflection gets softened into a broader silver swath, called the sunglint region. In this scene, the winds ruffling the water surface around the Hawaiian Islands create varying patterns, leaving some areas calmer than others. Southwest of Hawaii and Maui, on their leeward sides, calmer waters are indicated by brighter silver coloration. Conversely, notice how most of the vegetation on the Hawaiian Islands grows on their northeastern, or windward, sides. From lower right to upper left, the “Big Island” (Hawaii), Maui, Kahoolawe, Lanai, Molokai, Oahu, Kauai, and Niihau islands all make up the state of Hawaii, which lies more than 2,000 miles from any other part of the United States. The small red dot on the Big Island’s southeastern side marks a hot spot on Kilauea Volcano’s southern flank. Kilauea has been erupting almost continuously since January 1983, and is one of the world’s best studied volcanoes. Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC

State of Hawaii Data Book for 2017 released and available online

August 15, 2018

The state’s Data Book is the most comprehensive statistical book about Hawaii in a single compilation. With more than 800 data tables, classified into 24 sections, it covers a broad range of statistical information in areas such as population, education, environment, economics, energy, business enterprises, government, tourism, and transportation.

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Army holding public meetings in August addressing responsibilities at PTA

August 15, 2018

The public is invited to attend several informational sessions the Army is holding to build awareness and understanding of its cultural resource responsibilities. U.S. Army Garrison-Pōhakuloa Training Area will host two meetings on the National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 process and solicit additional feedback on its draft Hawai‘i Island programmatic agreement (PA) for routine […]

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Map as of 12:00 p.m. HST, August 14, 2018. The lull in eruptive activity on Kīlauea's lower East Rift Zone continues. Lava flows have not expanded since August 9. The fissure 8 cone still hosts a small pond of lava, but no new lava has entered the existing channel in over a week. Lava may intermittently enter the ocean between the Kapoho Bay and Isaac Hale Beach Park areas until residual lava contained within the existing flow is depleted. Given the dynamic nature of Kīlauea's eruption, map details shown here are accurate as of the date/time noted. Shaded purple areas indicate lava flows erupted in 1840, 1955, 1960, and 2014-2015. A NEW MAP WILL NOT BE ISSUED until the current conditions change.

Kilauea Eruption: Fissure 8 crusted over, lava flows have not expanded since August 9

August 15, 2018

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that eruptive activity remains at reduced levels at Kilauea Summit and the lower east rift zone. Seismic activity at the summit continues to be low with few earthquakes. The lava pond in fissure 8 cone is mostly crusted over. Fissure 8, along with other fissures, continues to release gas. Lava […]

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Police charge Puna woman with variety of offenses

August 14, 2018

Hawaiʻi Island police have charged a 28-year-old Puna woman with a variety of felony and misdemeanor offenses in connection with a domestic violence related incident that occurred in Glenwood Sunday morning, (August 12). Tiara Shauntay Mariani was charged last night, (August 13), at 9:15 p.m., with unauthorized control of a motor vehicle, place to keep […]

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