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Volcano Watch: The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory adapts to recent changes

Has it already been six months since lava began flowing through Hawai`i County’s lower Puna district?

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for November 15, 2018

Kīlauea is not erupting. Low rates of seismicity, deformation, and gas release have not changed significantly over the past week.

September 19, 2018 USGS photo looking southward of the south caldera of Kīlauea Volcano showing the main collapse area. The south Sulphur Bank is in the left side of the photo. Uēkahuna Bluff, from where this photo was taken, cuts across the bottom and lower right corner of the photo. After the collapse of 1868, the caldera floor may have looked something like this.

Volcano Watch: A summit collapse 150 years ago had similarities to the 2018 collapse

Kīlauea summit collapses accompanied by lava lake draining are a routine part of the long-term refilling of the current caldera produced centuries ago.

Panorama of the Kīlauea Caldera Wide Angle from HVO Observation Tower. November 7, 2018. Images courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for November 8, 2018

Kīlauea is not erupting. Low rates of seismicity, deformation, and gas release have not changed significantly over the past week.

Kīlauea Volcano's summit, as viewed from the southwest, shows the collapsed area of Halema‘uma‘u and the adjacent caldera floor. A section of Crater Rim Drive preserved on a down-dropped block is visible at the far right. Volcanic gases rising from magma stored beneath the summit continue to escape to the surface, as they have for as long as Kīlauea has existed, resulting in deposits of sulfur on the crater walls.

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for November 1, 2018

A slight inflationary trend near and east of Puʻu ʻŌʻō suggests that magma may be refilling the middle East Rift Zone. Low seismicity and reduced gas emissions do not indicate that the magma is shallow, but HVO continues to closely monitor this area and will report any significant changes.

Bright red polygon features were drawn by USGS Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analysts around new or active lower East Rift Zone lava flows, which appear lighter in color due to their high temperature on this thermal map. Collected during a helicopter overflight on May 9, 2018, this map shows fissures 6 (left) and 15 (right) with Pohoiki Road passing between the two vents. USGS map.

Volcano Watch: How are lava-flow maps made during an eruption?

Computer programs known as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have been the preferred tool of USGS cartographers for many years. Using commercial GIS software, the user creates a stack of “layers,” such as labels, roads, and political boundaries that together form a map.

County of Hawaii honors exemplary employees at awards ceremony

October 31, 2018

The County of Hawai’i held its 53rd Annual Employee Recognition awards ceremony for 2017-2018 on Tuesday night, with 30 exemplary employees nominated for the categories of Manager, Supervisor, and Employee of the Year.

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Parker School Robotics Club recently competed at the World Robot Summit 2018 in Tokyo Japan (left to right: Brent Takenuchi, Logan Kidani and Del Jordan). Photo courtesy of Parker School

Parker School Robotics Club competes in Japan at World Robot Summit 2018

October 31, 2018

Parker School’s Robotics Club recently competed on the world stage at the World Robot Summit 2018 held in Tokyo, Japan on October 17-21.

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Community discussion on electric utility ownership and regulatory models November 13-14 on Hawaii Island

October 31, 2018

Under the direction of the Hawaii State Legislature, the Hawaii State Energy Office (HSEO) within the Department of Business, Economic Development, and Tourism is undertaking a study on the future of electric utility ownership and regulatory models in Hawaii. HSEO has contracted with Boston-based London Economics International to carry out the study, which is expected […]

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Hookena Beach Park to close November 7-8 for water line repairs

October 31, 2018

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation is informing the public that Ho‘okena Beach Park, located in Captain Cook, Hawai‘i, will be closed on November 7 and 8, 2018, due to water line repairs. The presence of large machinery and open trenches as Department staff work to reroute the park’s water lines will make […]

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A 154th Wing Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptor flies behind a 434th Air Refueling Wing KC-135 Stratotanker from Grissom Air Reserve Base, Indiana, near Hawaii during the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, July 17, 2018. DOD Photo

Hawaii Air National Guard F-22 Raptor jets operating out of Hilo, public viewing available November 1-2, 2018

October 31, 2018

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) informs Hawaii Island residents of an increase in air activity over the Hilo area from Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, through Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, as the Hawaii Air National Guard (HIANG) will be operating and repositioning four F-22 Raptors at the Hilo International Airport. HIANG will be continuing their […]

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Halloween by the numbers

October 31, 2018

Dating back 2,000 years to the Celtic festival of Samhain, Halloween is an ancient tradition associated with images of witches, ghosts, and vampires. Today, Halloween has evolved into a celebration characterized by child-friendly activities like trick-or-treating, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, and dressing in costumes.

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Police urge public to have a safe Halloween night

October 30, 2018

The Hawai’i Police Department would like Halloween night to be a safe one for everyone enjoying the candy, costumes, and festivities. Tragically according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration drunk driving fatalities are on the rise. From 2012 to 2016 there were 168 drunk driving fatalities on Halloween night. 44 % of all people […]

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Police urge pedestrians and motorists to be safe in downtown Hilo

October 30, 2018

As the Holiday season approaches, Hawaiʻi Island Police are reminding pedestrians and motorists alike to stay alert and practice pedestrian safety. “With an increase in pedestrian traffic in the areas of Downtown Hilo by both residents and visitors, police have witnessed near collisions with motorists,” said Captain Greg Esteban, Commander of the South Hilo Patrol […]

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Hele-On Bus. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Mayor, County of Hawaii

County closing Mass Transit satellite sales office at the County building

October 30, 2018

The County of Hawai’i Mass Transit Agency is closing its satellite office at the County building at 25 Aupuni Street on Friday, November 2, and is moving its sales office for bus passes and taxi coupons to the Agency’s main office near the Hilo Transfer Station.

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Police DUI stats for the week of October 22-28, 2018

October 30, 2018

During the week of October 22, through October 28, 2018, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested twenty-two (22), motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Two of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. So far this year, there have been 913 DUI arrests compared with 950 during the same period last year, a […]

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Hydrant flow test in North Kona Thursday (Nov 1)

October 30, 2018

The Department of Water Supply will be conducting a fire hydrant flow test along Kupipi Street between the hours of 4:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 1, 2018. The affected area may experience slightly discolored and turbid water for several hours after the test. Customers are advised to refrain from washing clothes and […]

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Police are seeking the owner of a gun safe found in a dumpster

October 29, 2018

On Thursday (October 25), South Kohala Patrol officers responded to a report of a gun safe which was discovered within a trash dumpster on Pauoa Way located off of Mauna Lani Bay Drive in the Waikoloa area. Upon arrival, officers discovered that between October 19 and October 25, 2018, someone discarded a full-sized Bunker Hill […]

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Housing fair to help people affected by the Kīlauea Eruption on November 17

October 29, 2018

The County of Hawai‘i announces a Housing Fair aimed at rebuilding our community following the Kīlauea eruption on Saturday, November 17 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kea‘au High School. The event, entitled “Kūkulu Hou – Rebuilding our Community – for Those Who were Affected and Those Who Want to Help,” will provide an […]

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Police locate a Kona man wanted for a Monday morning assault

October 29, 2018

Hawaiʻi Island Police have located a 34-year-old male who was wanted for outstanding bench warrants and as a suspect in a Kona stabbing incident. At 9 a.m., Sunday morning, (November 4), police located and arrested Drew Camacho without incident.

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