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Fissures number 13 and 14 have opened Tuesday afternoon (May 8).

Kilauea Eruption: New fissure eruptions, 36 structures have been destroyed as of Tuesday (May 8)

Vent number 13 has opened near the intersection of Leilani Avenue and Kahukai Road and Vent number 14 near Kaupili St. and Leilani Avenue. Both have paused but continue to release hazardous gases.

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Visitors at Jaggar Museum overlook on Sunday evening enjoy the glow emanating from the lava lake deep within Halema‘uma‘u Crater. Temporary new operating hours for the park are 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. ​Photo courtesy of NPS Volunteer Janice Wei

Modified hours for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park due to quake damage

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on Monday announced that new operating hours for visitation will be 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily until further notice. In addition, Kīlauea Visitor Center (KVC) has resumed normal operating hours, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Jaggar Museum has resumed normal operating hours from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The […]

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Kilauea Eruption: At least 35 structures destroyed by lava as of Monday (May 7)

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory confirms the eruption in Leilani continues. Two new fissures have emerged south of Malama Street emitting lava and gas. A community meeting will be held tonight at Pāhoa High School Cafeteria at 5:30 p.m.

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Downtown Hilo Post Office and Federal Building

Hilo Downtown Post Office reopens, Puna eruption evacuees pick up mail at Pahoa Post Office

USPS announced today that the Hilo Downtown Post Office has reopened for business. The postal facility, located in the Hilo Federal Building at 154 Waianuenue Avenue, had been closed on May 4 when the federal building was evacuated due to structural concerns in the wake of the earthquakes that have accompanied the eruption.

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Volcano Watch: What a day! Eruptions, earthquakes, and a lower lava lake

Kīlauea really started rocking and rolling Friday (May 4). It began with a magnitude-5.4 earthquake, an hour later, a magnitude-6.9 earthquake, the strongest quake to strike Hawaiʻi since 1975.

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HELCO urges residents to stay away from downed power poles and lines

Hawai‘i Electric Light wants to remind the community that electricity can be dangerous and electrical safety should never be taken for granted. “Continued lava activity in the Leilani Estates subdivision has caused electric lines and other utility equipment to fall,” said company spokesperson Rhea Lee-Moku. “Everyone should treat lines, transformers, and other utility equipment as […]

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park re-opens with limited services

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park reopened Sunday at 3 p.m. following a sequence of large, violent earthquakes that prompted a two-day closure and evacuation of park visitors and staff last Friday.

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HELCO safety tips for residents in Kilauea eruption areas with lava damage

Hawai‘i Electric Light wants to remind the community that electricity can be dangerous and electrical safety should never be taken for granted. “Utility equipment has been damaged by lava in the Leilani Estates subdivision,” said company spokesperson Rhea Lee-Moku. “Company employees are unable to enter restricted areas to restore power or confirm problems with electrical […]

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The Salvation Army was on hand at the Pahoa Community Center to provide supplies to those in need. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Public asked to stop dropping off donations at Puna evacuee shelters

The County of Hawai’i is very grateful for the overwhelming generosity of our community towards our distressed neighbors who have evacuated amid the eruption event. However, we must ask you to refrain from dropping off any monetary, in-kind or food donations, including prepared food donations at the shelters. The County is working with The Salvation […]

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The old Hilo Federal Building, which is home to the Downtown Hilo Post Office, has caution tape in an area where pieces of the building broke off and fell during the series of earthquakes on Friday, May 4, 2018. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Downtown Hilo Post Office customers to pick-up mail at airport Post Office

U.S. Postal Service announced today mail pick up details for customers impacted by the temporary closure of the Hilo Downtown Post Office. Until further notice, Hilo Downtown’s PO Box customers are asked to pick up their mail from the will call window at the Hilo Main Post Office at 1299 Kekuanaoa Street.

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Bank of Hawaii offering special programs for those affected by the earthquakes and eruption

Bank of Hawaii has initiated several financial assistance programs to help those affected by the earthquakes and volcanic eruptions on Hawaii Island. “During this emergency, the last thing Hawaii Island residents should have to worry about is a lack of funds for basic needs,” said Peter Ho, chairman, CEO, and president of Bank of Hawaii. […]

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Hawaii County Civil Defense Administrator Talmadge Magno heads the Kilauea eruption community meeting Friday, May 4, 2018, at Pahoa High School Cafeteria. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

VIDEO: Kilauea Eruption Community Meeting Friday, May 4, 2018

A meeting on Friday, May 4, 2018, at Pahoa High School Cafeteria to discuss the ongoing Kilauea eruption.

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Bank of Hawaii to temporarily close branches in East Hawaii due to earthquakes

Bank of Hawaii is taking precautionary safety steps in light of the recent earthquakes on Hawaii Island and has closed six of its branches on Friday, May 4. All ATMs are open.

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Hawaii Island Humane Society guidelines to help keep animals safe in the event of an evacuation

HIHS encourages all pet owners to be safe and prepared. If you are advised to evacuate, please consider your pet’s safety. Do not leave animals behind. The HIHS Keaau Shelter does not board animals. Do not drop off animals here. Pahoa Community Center and Keaau Senior Center are pet friendly shelters. The dogs and cats […]

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