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Ash rises above Halemaʻumaʻu within Kīlauea’s summit caldera in this May 27, 2018, telephoto image from near Volcano House Hotel in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. By the time Kīlauea’s summit collapse events ended on August 2, Halema‘uma‘u was 2.5 km (1.5 mi) wide and 500 m (1600 ft) deep; prior to the 2018 collapses, it was about 1 km (0.5 mi) wide and 85 m (about 280 ft) deep. A segment of a long-closed Park trail is visible winding across the caldera floor (lower left). USGS photo by K. Anderson.  

Volcano Watch: New insights gained from Kīlauea Volcano’s 2018 summit collapses

A year ago, USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists and Island of Hawaiʻi residents were in the throes of an historically unprecedented series of events for Kīlauea.

Scientists use a laser diffraction particle size analyzer to examine fine ash from the 2018 Kīlauea summit explosions. The research examines fine ash (grains 1 mm to 1 micrometer) and investigates the processes of eruption, fragmentation, and respiratory health hazards (PM10, PM2.5). USGS image by A. Van Eaton

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 9, 2019

Scientists use a laser diffraction particle size analyzer to examine fine ash from the 2018 Kīlauea summit explosions.

Kīlauea Volcano’s 2018 lower East Rift Zone eruption was monitored around the clock by field crews of Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and other USGS scientists for three months, starting with the first fissure that erupted in Leilani Estates on May 3, 2018. Clockwise from upper left, USGS-HVO scientists walked along Leilani Avenue on May 6 to examine spatter erupted from fissures 5-6; documented the fast-moving lava flow as it exited the fissure 8 vent; photographed the fissure 8 lava channel on June 2; and measured the temperature of a fuming ground crack in Leilani Estates on May 9. USGS photos.

Volcano Watch: HVO geologists recall their first day of the 2018 lower East Rift Zone eruption 

With the one-year anniversary of the Lower East Rift Zone eruption, USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory staff, are reflecting on this historic event.

A small collapse of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater at 6:14 a.m. HST today (May 1, 2019) was the last 'hurrah' for a GPS instrument located on the crater's edge (red circle). This station, designated PUOC, served faithfully throughout Kīlauea's 2018 eruption and was an important source of information on the shallow magma system of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. The station's last reported position showed it moving rapidly to the southeast, consistent with motion into the crater (inset shows data transmissions from April 11 through this morning). Monitoring of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō is currently being accomplished by additional GPS and tilt stations farther from the edge of the crater. The larger equipment installation near the solar panels was not affected by this morning's collapse and continues to function. However, contingency plans are in place in case collapses of the crater edge continue. USGS photo by I. Johanson on March 18, 2019, annotated on May 1, 2019.

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 2, 2019

Kῑlauea Volcano is not erupting and its USGS Volcano Alert level remains at NORMAL.

The rescued dog from a cliffside in the Honolii area. Photo courtesy of HFD.

Dog rescued Monday (April 29) off Hilo cliffside

Fire/rescue responded to a 9:43 a.m. alarm to the end of Kahoa Street in the Honolii area of Hilo to rescue a dog.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 25, 2019

Kῑlauea Volcano is not erupting and its USGS Volcano Alert level remains at NORMAL.

Police warrants list for Friday, May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019

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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Hawaiian Cultural Festival at Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park in June

May 10, 2019

On June 29th and 30th, 2019, Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park will host its annual Hawaiian Cultural Festival and celebrate the park’s 58th anniversary as a unit of the National Park Service. On Saturday, June 29th, activities will include canoe rides in Hōnaunau Bay, lauhala and coconut frond weaving, kapa beating, traditional lei making, […]

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On June 29th and 30th, 2019, Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park will host its annual Hawaiian Cultural Festival and celebrate the park’s 58th anniversary as a unit of the National Park Service. On Saturday, June 29th, activities will include canoe rides in Hōnaunau Bay, lauhala and coconut frond weaving, kapa beating, traditional lei making, and more.

Mother’s Against Drunk Drivers honors police and presecutors​ with awards

May 9, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE On June 29th and 30th, 2019, Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park will host its annual Hawaiian Cultural Festival and celebrate the park’s 58th anniversary as a unit of the National Park Service. On Saturday, June 29th, activities will include canoe rides in Hōnaunau Bay, lauhala and coconut frond weaving, kapa beating, traditional […]

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‘Activate Puna’ block party coming to Pahoa on Saturday (May 11)

May 9, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE (PAHOA, HAWAII, MAY 8, 2019)—The public is invited to the ‘Activate Puna’ block party on Saturday, May 11, from 4-10:p.m. The event features a street closure along Pahoa Village Road between Akeakamai Loop and Kauhale Street.  Pahoa Village Road between Akeakamai and Kauhale will be closed to vehicular traffic between 12 noon to […]

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Lihiwai Street in Hilo closed May 20–24 for debris removal

May 9, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE The County of Hawai‘i Department of Parks and Recreation announces that a section of Lihiwai Street, located within Lili‘uokalani Gardens, between the entrance to Mokuola (Coconut Island) and the Isle’s parking lot, will be closed to vehicular and pedestrian through-traffic from 6:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. daily, from Monday, May 20 to Friday, […]

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Registration for boxing invitational opens

May 8, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE On, (June 1), the Hawaiʻi Police Activities League, in partnership with the Hawaiʻi International Boxing Club, will be holding a boxing invitational at the Panaʻewa Park Gymnasium in Hilo, 100 Ohuohu Street. Coaches who are interested in entering athletes who are registered with USA Boxing and are ages 8-17, contact Officer Kaeo Drummondo […]

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Police have located a Pahala man wanted on a warrant

Police have located a Pahala man wanted on a warrant

May 8, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Douglas Kawika Louis Hawaiʻi Island Police located a 38-year-old Pāhala man who was wanted on a no-bail warrant of arrest. At 7:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, (May 7), police apprehended Douglas Kawika Louis without incident at Punaluʻu Beach Park in Kaʻū. He was arrested and charged for parole revocation, then taken to the Hawaiʻi […]

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Community beautifies Pahoa roundabout

May 8, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE On, (March 04), a Non-profit organization, Malama O Puna, in conjunction with community members, and the Hawaiʻi Police Department conducted a beautification project on the Pāhoa roundabout.  Malama O Puna, led by Rene Siracusa, coordinated a joint effort with Council Women Ashley Kierkiewicz, Community members and the Hawaiʻi Police Department in planting potted […]

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Police DUI stats for the week of April 29-May 5, 2019

May 7, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE During the week of April 29, 2019, through May 5, 2019, Hawai`i Island police arrested twenty-one, (21) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Eight of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.   So far this year, there have […]

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Flood mitigation project meeting in Hilo Tuesday (May 21)

May 7, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE As part of the US Army Corps of Engineers’ Waiākea-Palai Stream Flood Control Study, the Hawai‘i County Department of Public Works Engineering Division is holding a community meeting regarding the upcoming project on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Hilo Municipal Golf Course (Multipurpose Room), 340 Haihai […]

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Police Week to be held May 13-17, 2019

May 6, 2019

Police Week is a nationally recognized week of activities in support of police work and in recognition of officers who have died or been disabled in the line of duty. In 1962, President John F. Kennedy proclaimed every, (May 15), as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week it falls in as National Police Week. […]

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Police charge Glenwood man with multiple offenses after chase with officers

May 6, 2019

Shilo Merdock Brent Hawaiʻi Island Police have charged a 42-year-old Glenwood man for several offenses following a police pursuit, late Friday evening, (May 3).  Yesterday, (May 5), at 3:15 p.m., after conferring with prosecutors, detectives and officers from the Special Enforcement Unit charged Shilo Merdock Brent with the offenses of three counts of first-degree Assault […]

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Ocean View man is dead following crash in Kona Sunday (May 5)

May 6, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE A 70-year-old Hawaiian Ocean View Estates man died following a single vehicle collision on Sunday, (May 5), in Kailua-Kona on the Queen Kaahumanu Highway .1 mile south of the Keahole Airport road.  The 70-year-old male has been positively identified as Michael A McCormick. Responding to a 9:20 a.m. call, police determined that a […]

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Epicenter of quake in Papua New Guinea Monday, May 6, 2019.

Very strong quake in Papua New Guinea, no tsunami threat to Hawaii Monday (May 6)

May 6, 2019

Epicenter of quake in Papua New Guinea Monday, May 6, 2019. This is a Civil Defense Earthquake Information message for 11:25 a.m., Monday, May 6, 2019. An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 has occurred near Papua New Guinea. There is NO TSUNAMI THREAT to the Island and State of Hawaii. You will be informed should conditions […]

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