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Late last night, the fissure 20 lava flow reached the ocean. Hot lava entering the ocean creates a dense white plume called "laze" (short for "lava haze"). Laze is formed as hot lava boils seawater to dryness. The process leads to a series of chemical reactions that result in the formation of a billowing white cloud composed of a mixture of condensed seawater steam, hydrochloric acid gas, and tiny shards of volcanic glass. This mixture has the stinging and corrosive properties of dilute battery acid, and should be avoided. Because laze can be blown downwind, its corrosive effects can extend far beyond the actual ocean entry area. Photo taken Sunday, May 20, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Kilauea Eruption: Lava flows enter the ocean, SO2 in air greatly increases Sunday (May 20)

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory continues to monitor active lava flows. Flow front 3 has split into two flows and both are entering the ocean. HVO also reports that sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions have tripled.

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Kilauea Eruption: Lava flow crosses Highway 137, enters ocean Saturday (May 19)

Flow front #1 has crossed Highway 137 at the 13-mile marker and has entered the ocean. Laze is formed when hot lava hits the ocean sending hydrochloric acid and steam with fine glass particles into the air.

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Department of Water Supply warning customers about phone scams

The Department of Water Supply (DWS) warns customers to be wary of potential scams involving fraudulent phone calls or visits from people claiming to represent the water agency. DWS has received calls from customers approached with handbills directing them to contact a phone number linked to “Mr. Cooper Home Loans.” Another individual was visited by […]

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DLNR closes Malama Ki Forest Reserve due to lava flow in it

The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife has closed the Malama Kī Forest Reserve on Hawai‘i island due to lava now flowing into it. Today maps showed one of three separate lava flows heading to the ocean with one going through the forest reserve.

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Hawai‘i Electric Light develops contingency plans to continue to serve customers in lower Puna

Hawai‘i Electric Light is developing contingency plans to provide options for restoring electricity to communities in lower Puna that may be cut off by lava flows. With lava moving more quickly over the past 48 hours, engineers were working near affected areas on Saturday to identify suitable locations for portable generators and other equipment.

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Kilauea Eruption: Fast moving lava crosses Pohoiki Road Friday (May 18)

Fast moving lava has crossed Pohoiki Road near Malama Ki Place.  Police, Fire and National Guard are being sent in to stop all entry on both sides of Pohoiki and secure the area.

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The flag at the Hilo post office at half-staff Friday (Dec 14).

Flags to remain at half-staff in honor of victims of Santa Fe, Texas tragedy

At the direction of the President of the United States, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i, today, May […]

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Police identify man who possibly drowned offshore Waipio Valley

Hawaiʻi Island police are investigating a Wednesday morning, (May 16), public accident after an unresponsive man was pulled from the waters off of the Hāmākua coast. At 9:23 a.m., police and fire personnel responded to a report of a man who was pulled from the ocean in Waipi`o Valley. Witnesses reported that the victim was […]

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Hawaii police offer emergency volcano alerts via text messages

Hawai’i Police Department Announces Emergency Alerts amid Kilauea Eruption Text LAVA to 888777 to register for volcano-related alerts Hawai’i, May 18, 2018 — Hawai’i Police are encouraging residents and visitors to subscribe to the department’s Kilauea volcano alerts, by texting the keyword LAVA to 888777. HPD will send text alerts regarding evacuation updates, traffic advisories, […]

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Police cracking down on illegal campers in North Kohala

Due to having received numerous complaints from members of the community, North Kohala Community Police along with Area II Special Enforcement Unit Officers (SEU), and Hawaii County Parks and Recreation’s maintenance workers, conducted a beach park sweep of individuals camping without a camper’s permit. A total of six citations were issued to six individuals today, […]

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More than 5,400 meals served by Salvation Army for eruption evacuees

More than 5,400 meals served since May 9; need grows for additional essential items at the distribution center, volunteers, and meal donations for two existing shelters and new third shelter Emergency Disaster Services [EDS] personnel and volunteers from The Salvation Army are supporting those affected by the Puna lava flow with meal coordination, hydration, and […]

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Latest Halemaumau explosion leaves national park under a thin layer of ash

At 4:14 a.m. Thursday (May 17), the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) and Hawai‘i County Civil Defense reported a volcanic explosion in Halema‘uma‘u Crater, located at the summit of Kīlauea, in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

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Pahoa Post Office reopens for business Friday (May 18)

The Pahoa Post Office will reopen for business today, Friday, May 18. Retail services will resume its usual hours of operation: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Mail delivery will resume on all accessible routes.

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Police are still searching for a Kona woman reported missing

Police are renewing their request for community members to be on the lookout for 67-year-old Deborah Wiley who has been missing from Kinue Road since Sunday, (May 13), evening. Police confirmed that Wiley was seen on a private driveway on Hind Drive in Captain Cook on Sunday afternoon at approximately 5:00 p.m. Wiley was last […]

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