Archive | January, 2018

Road closures due to heavy rain on Hawaii Island

This is a Civil Defense Heavy Rain and Road Closure message for Thursday evening, January 25th, at 7:15 p.m. The National Weather Service reports heavy rain conditions are expected to continue through tomorrow for Hamakua, Hilo and Puna areas of Hawaii Island.

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Police locate a woman last seen in Pahoa reported missing

Hawaiʻi Island police have located Krystina Marie Crume who was reported as missing on (January 25). She was found in good condition.

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Volcano Watch: Why do some earthquakes have negative depths?

Astute visitors to the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) website may have noticed that some recent earthquakes have negative depths.

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"Dimples" in the Pele's hair that has accumulated on the rim of Halema‘uma‘u are evidence of ballistic impacts during today's rockfall-triggered explosion in Kīlauea Volcano's summit lava lake. Spatter (fragments of molten lava) blasted from the lava lake landed all around HVO's thermal camera (HTcam) that monitors lake activity. Fortunately, the camera escaped damage, so thermal images of the lava lake can still be viewed on HVO's webcam page (https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/hvo/webcam.html?webcam=HTcam). Photo taken Friday, January 19, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for January 25, 2018

This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake level fluctuated with summit inflation and deflation, ranging about 30.5–39 m (100–128 ft) below the vent rim.

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Police charge two people in North Kohala shooting and standoff

Hawaiʻi Island police charged two individuals with offenses related to the shooting incident that occurred in the Hawi area of North Kohala on Monday, (January 22). At approximately 9:45 a.m., on Monday, patrol officers responded to a report of a gunshot fired on a property located in the 55-3500 block of Alaalae Road in Hawi. […]

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Police arrest Waikoloa man, recover suspected drugs an unregistered pistol and cash

The Area II Special Enforcement Unit (SEU), assisted by the Area II Vice Section and the South Kohala Patrol Division, concluded a month-long narcotics-related and community nuisance-type investigation which stemmed from numerous community complaints of suspected narcotic use and narcotics-related activities occurring in the Waikoloa Village Area.

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Motorcycles stolen in Kohala

Hawaiʻi Island Police are investigating the theft of two SSR Motorsports Dirt Bikes from a residence Kohala. According to police the theft occurred between Monday, (January 22), at 10:00 p.m., and Tuesday, ( January 23), at 7:00 a.m. Suspect(s) entered into the property and stole the motorsports dirt bikes that were parked in the garage […]

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Four men wanted on warrants by police

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the following four individuals who are Wanted for outstanding warrants. All frequent the Mountain View and Volcano areas. Jardin Tavares, 6-feet-1-inch, 160 pounds, with brown eyes and hair. Joseph “JP” Branco, 5-feet-7-inches, 140 pounds with brown eyes and hair. Richard Benevides, 5-feet-11-inches, 270 pounds, […]

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Flash flood advisory and road closures for Tuesday (Jan 23)

This is Civil Defense Flash Flood and Road Closure message for Tuesday afternoon, January 23rd, at 2:40 p.m. The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Advisory for Hawaii Island. Heavy rains, thunder and lightning are expected to continue through tonight.

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Charles “Sparky” Kawamoto Swim Stadium temporary schedule due to staff shortages

This temporary revised schedule is being put in place to ensure public safety during a temporary staff shortage. Once the temporary staff shortage is resolved, the public will be notified, and hours will be adjusted accordingly.

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park reopens after government shutdown

Hawaii National Park, HI – Following the enactment of the continuing resolution, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is open to visitors as of 8 a.m. this morning (Jan 23).

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Arrests made after shots fired in Hawi, police SRT vehicle hit by bullet

Hawaiʻi Island police are continuing an investigation which stemmed from a shooting incident in the Hawi area of North Kohala on Monday, (January 22). At approximately 9:45 a.m., patrol officers responded to a report of a gunshot fired on a property located in the 55-3500 block of Alaalae Road in Hawi. Officers determined that a […]

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Hawaii Emergency Management Agency fumbles again

Hawaii residents were left in the dark once again by the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency when they went looking for tsunami evacuation maps in preparation during a tsunami watch early Tuesday (Jan 23).

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Very strong 7.9M quake near Alaska, tsunami watch for Hawaii is CANCELLED

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has cancelled the Tsunami Watch for the State and Island of Hawaii. Based on available data, there is no tsunami threat to the State and island of Hawaii.

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