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Volcano Watch: Will this summer’s limited collapse of Kīlauea caldera eventually widen? Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 20, 2018 DLNR visits Pohoiki Boat Ramp to determine if it can be reopened Bus ʻAlalā Project teaches birds with sight and sound cues to avoid predators Volcano Watch: Seismic array deployed to better understand magma transport during Kīlauea’s eruption
 
South side of Halemaʻumaʻu at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano, showing a short section of Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park’s Crater Rim Drive (arrow) preserved on a block of the former caldera floor that has dropped down about 80 m (260 ft). Thinly bedded Kīlauea explosion deposits (E) from 16th-18th centuries are overlain by 19th and 20th century lava flows in the wall of Halemaʻumaʻu. USGS photo by D. Swanson.

Volcano Watch: Will this summer’s limited collapse of Kīlauea caldera eventually widen?

Putting together the evidence for such events is complicated, time-consuming, field-oriented research, but it paid dividends at Kīlauea by recognizing the large-scale cyclic behavior of the volcano during the past 2,500 years.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 20, 2018

The combined sulfur dioxide emission rates at Kīlauea’s summit, Puʻu ʻŌʻō, and lower East Rift Zone remain at less than 1,000 tonnes per day—lower than at any time since late 2007.

Pohoiki Boat Ramp and the new black sand beaches. DLNR Photo

DLNR visits Pohoiki Boat Ramp to determine if it can be reopened

The formerly popular Pohoiki Boat Ramp area, along the lower Puna coast, shows no damage to the ramp itself. However, an estimated 14,000 cubic yards of black sand, deposited during the recent East Rift Zone eruption.

Bus 'A Move Special Olympics West Hawaii 2018 event. 10 person teams compete on pulling a 46k pound Roberts Hawaii Motor Coach Bus the fastest at the Kona Commons Saturday, September 15, 2018. Photo courtesy of David O. Baldwin

Bus ‘A Move Special Olympics West Hawaii 2018 fundraiser

Ten person teams compete on pulling a 46,000 pound Roberts Hawaii motor coach bus the fastest at the Kona Commons shopping center.

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ʻAlalā Project teaches birds with sight and sound cues to avoid predators

Predator recognition and aversion are tactics that have been used by other reintroduction efforts where captive animals need to learn about predatory threats.

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Volcano Watch: Seismic array deployed to better understand magma transport during Kīlauea’s eruption

In June, the University of Utah, in conjunction with the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory installed a dense array of seismometers on the summit and lower East Rift Zone of Kīlauea.

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Hawaii Island Women’s Leadership Summit to be held Friday, October 19, 2018 in Kona

September 12, 2018

The Hawai’i Island Women’s Leadership Forum (HIWLF) is pleased to announce the 3rd Hawai’i Island Women’s Leadership Summit will be held on Friday, October 19 at the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay. The purpose of the Summit is to empower and advance women on Hawai’i Island through knowledge, strength, and community.

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Tropical Storm Warning for Hawaii Island is discontinued

September 12, 2018

All schools and roadways are open on Hawaii Island.

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Hawaii Dept. of Transportation preps for Tropical Storm Olivia

September 11, 2018

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is informing the public of preparations it is taking in advance of possible weather impacts from Tropical Storm Olivia and encourages travelers to take the following actions:

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One in critical condition, another dead in possible murder/suicide case in Waimea

September 11, 2018

Hawaiʻi Island police report that at 8:47 p.m., Saturday evening, (September 8), South Kohala Patrol officers responded to an address on Kanehoa Street in Kamuela for a report of a possible murder/suicide incident. The incident was reported by a third-party on the mainland.

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Coast Guard sets Kawaihae and Hilo Harbors to port condition ZULU

September 11, 2018

The Coast Guard Captain of the Port set port condition ZULU for the Hawaii and Maui, Honolulu County ports as of 8 a.m. Kauai County is expected to follow to port condition Zulu at 12 noon. All pleasure craft shall seek sheltered waters. The Captain of the Port is directing action by the maritime and […]

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Fire in Ocean View guts contents of small structure Monday night (Sept 10)

September 11, 2018

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 10:10 p.m. alarm Monday (Sept 10) to 92-1824 Ocean View Parkway for a structure fire in Ka‘u. Crews arrived to find a 10×20 foot steel constructed building with a small fire burning inside. Firefighters were hampered by the location of the structure which was about inaccessible by vehicles and 450 […]

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County sets-up piles of sand on Hawaii Island so residents can make their own sandbags

September 11, 2018

Due to the high volume of requests for sandbags in preparation for Tropical Storm Olivia, Hawaii County Public Works has delivered piles of sand to multiple locations throughout Hawaii Island. Beginning at 10 a.m. this morning, residents can go to any of these locations to fill their own sandbags. Please note that shovels and sandbags […]

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Inmate at Hale Nani Reintegration Center in Panaewa escapes

September 11, 2018

A Hawaii island furlough inmate made an unauthorized exit from the Hale Nani Reintegration Center early this morning. Michael Blanco was seen walking out of the furlough center unauthorized just before 2 a.m. Security staff told him to stop but he ran. They pursued him but were unable to capture him. Hawaii Police were notified. […]

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Rep. Tulsi Gabbard seeks Hawaii student entries for 2018 Congressional App Challenge

September 11, 2018

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today announced that she is accepting submissions from Hawai‘i middle and high school students for the Congressional App Challenge (CAC), a nationwide app competition. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard said: “The Congressional App Competition is an innovative opportunity for our students to share their unique talents and creativity with people across Hawaiʻi and […]

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Police are searching for a man in connection with a theft at a Hilo store

September 11, 2018

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking the public for help in identifying the person whose image was captured on surveillance cameras in connection with a theft from a Hilo store. On Saturday, (March 17), an adult male removed a cellular phone from a Hilo Store display rack and left the store without paying. The male party […]

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Police DUI stats for the week of September 3-9, 2018

September 11, 2018

During the week of September 3, through September 9, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 22 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Six of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. Two of the drivers were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 783 DUI arrests compared […]

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Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect as Olivia nears Hawaii, residents should be prepared

September 11, 2018

Olivia is expected to produce total rainfall accumulations of 5 to 10 inches in some areas, with isolated maximum amounts of 15 inches possible, especially in higher terrain.

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Hawaii Dept. of Transportation prepares for Tropical Storm Olivia

September 10, 2018

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is informing the public of preparations it is taking in advance of possible weather impacts from Tropical Storm Olivia and encourages travelers to take the following actions: Airports Air travelers with confirmed tickets for travel into or out of Hawaii airports are encouraged to check with their airline for […]

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Waiakea public schools and UH-Hilo lock-down due to threat Monday morning (Sept 10)

September 10, 2018

A 40-year-old male is in police custody following a reported threat that occurred on a school campus on West Kawili Street in Hilo. At 10:54 a.m., police arrested Brandon Keala Kealoha, (of no permanent address), after he allegedly made a verbal threat that was overheard by another student. “The threat was a generalized threat and […]

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