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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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Big Island eruptions and earthquakes result in public school closures and early releases

The Hawaii State Department of Education (HIDOE) closed three Pahoa area schools early Friday morning, May 4, 2018, due to volcanic activity in the area. Pahoa High and Intermediate, Pahoa Elementary and Keonepoko Elementary were closed for the entire day. HIDOE will be assessing damage to school facilities in response to a reported 6.9-magnitude earthquake […]

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Earthquake causes power outage for Hawai‘i Electric Light customers

Hawai‘i Electric Light reports that about 14,400 customers experienced a power outage at 12:33 p.m. today following a 6.9 magnitude earthquake. Power was restored to all customers by 2:20 p.m. “The strong earthquake caused a substation transformer to shake resulting in a fault,” said company spokesperson Rhea Lee-Moku. “Employees worked to reroute power to other […]

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Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park closing due to strong and damaging earthquakes

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is evacuating all visitors and non-emergency staff today due to a series of strong and damaging earthquakes that continue to rock Kīlauea Volcano. The park – including the Kahuku Unit – will remain closed until it is deemed safe to reopen.

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Red Cross shelters open in Pahoa and Keaau for Kilauea eruption evacuees

The Red Cross recommends that people prepare their emergency kits for 14 days and bring their emergency supplies with them to shelters. Full details about what the kit should contain are available at www.redcross.org/hawaii (see Programs and Services/Disaster Preparedness).

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USGS statement on series of earthquakes striking Hawaii Island

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded a magnitude-6.9 earthquake on Friday, May 4, 2018, at approximately 12:32 p.m. HST. It is the strongest quake in Hawaii since 1975—and the largest in a series of strong earthquakes that began at 11:32 a.m. today. According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) no tsunami […]

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The Hilo Downtown Post Office has been temporarily closed as the building is inspected for quake damage

The Hilo Downtown Post Office, located in the Hilo Federal Building at 154 Waianuenue Avenue, has been temporarily closed. The entire building was shut down due to structural concerns in the wake of the earthquakes that have accompanied the eruption. Beginning Saturday, May 5, and until further notice, Hilo Downtown’s PO Box customers are asked […]

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HELCO reports power outages due to the earthquakes on Hawaii Island

At around 12:30 p.m. Friday (May 4) about 14,000 customers in Hilo, Kaumana, and pockets in Puna lost power due to the strong earthquake. Currently, about half of the customers have been restored and about 6,300 remain without power. Hawaii Electric Light Company crews are working to restore power.

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Quakes continue to rock Hawaii Island, no tsunami threat

Numerous earthquakes are striking Hawaii Island with a strong 6.0 magnitude (preliminary) at 12:33 p.m. Friday (May 4).

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Moderate 5.7M earthquake strikes Hawaii Island Friday morning (May 4), no tsunami threat

A moderate earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 has struck the south flank of Kilauea volcano at 11:33 a.m. Friday (May 4). There is no tsunami threat. Numerous aftershocks are being felt throughout the island.

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