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The flow front of the June 26 breakout (pictured above) has stalled. On the coastal plain today, the closest active breakouts found by HVO geologists were 2.1 km (1.3 miles) upslope from the emergency route. There were a few areas of active pāhoehoe breakouts which varied from sluggish ropey textures to thin and fluid flows. Photo taken Tuesday, August 15, 2017 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 17, 2017

This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake level varied 28–44 m (92-144 ft) below the vent rim, with fluctuations in concert with summit inflation and deflation.

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Volcano Watch: The ongoing Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō eruption is full of anniversaries

The longest-lived and most voluminous rift-zone eruption of Kīlauea Volcano in more than 500 years—the ongoing Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō eruption—began in January 1983, and is fast approaching its 35th anniversary.

Side-by-side images from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s Thermal Web Camera (HTcam) located on the rim of Halemaʻumaʻu before (left) and after (right) lava veneer from the vent wall fell into the lake on July 28, 2017. The collapse scar is circled at right. You can follow the changing lava lake activity, as seen through the eyes of a thermal camera, on HVO’s website at https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/vsc/captures/kilauea/htcam.jpg. USGS images.

Volcano Watch: Thermal Cameras Keep a Cool Eye on Hot Lava

Thermal cameras have been used by volcanologists around the world for many years to study volcanic processes and search for signs of impending eruptions.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 10, 2017

On the East Rift Zone, the 61g flow remained active, with lava entering the ocean near Kamokuna and surface breakouts downslope of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō.

Pu’u Mali Restoration Area

Carbon offset credits to reforest up to 4,700 acres on Hawaii Island

A first-of-its-kind initiative in Hawai‘i to use carbon offset credits for reforestation and recovery of Hawai‘i Island pasture land is moving forward with the release of a Request for Proposals (RFP).

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for August 3, 2017

This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake level fluctuated in concert with summit inflation and deflation, ranging 31–48 m (102–157 ft) below the vent rim.

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 1:14 p.m. alarm Saturday (Aug 19) to the shoreline off Mamalahoa Highway (Route 19) around the 15 Mile Marker for an Opihi picker found dead on the shoreline.

Woman dies after apparent fall while gathering Opihi in Hakalau

August 19, 2017

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 1:14 p.m. alarm Saturday (Aug 19) to the shoreline off Mamalahoa Highway (Route 19) around the 15 Mile Marker for an Opihi picker found dead on the shoreline.

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Kamehameha Schools K-12 and Kipona scholarship program applications available

August 19, 2017

The Kamehameha Schools K-12 program applications for the Kapālama, Hawai‘i and Maui campuses, and for the Kipona K-12 Scholarship program, for the 2018-19 school year, are now available online at www.ksbe.edu/admissions. The deadline to apply is September 30, 2017.

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Adjustments were made to the water distribution system and a minimum level of water service is being maintained. However, without everyone's continued cooperation, there will be areas that will experience periodic loss of water service or lower water pressures.

Spare motor for Honokohau Deepwell defective, search for replacement underway

August 18, 2017

Adjustments were made to the water distribution system and a minimum level of water service is being maintained. However, without everyone’s continued cooperation, there will be areas that will experience periodic loss of water service or lower water pressures.

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Umauma Bridge work. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo.

Hawaii Island lane closures for the week of August 19-25, 2017

August 18, 2017

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — MAMALAHOA (HWY 190) — 1) PUUANAHULU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Alternating lane closures on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 190) in both directions between Mile Marker 20 and Mile Marker 22, over a twenty-four hour period, seven days […]

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Possible coastal flooding through the weekend

August 17, 2017

Coastal flooding, associated with a combination of high tides and higher than normal water levels, will be a possibility through the weekend. The greatest potential for coastal flooding impacts will be during the peak daily high tide, which will occur during the mid- to late-afternoon hours the next several days.

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Corinna Allenson, reported missing has been located

Police have located a woman reported missing

August 17, 2017

Corinna Allenson, reported missing has been located

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Extraction of the Honokohau Deepwell pump and motor, and inspection of the deepwell are now complete. Reinstallation work will continue through the holiday weekend. The Department of Water Supply reports the North Kona emergency water restriction continues. North Kona customers in the area from Keauhou to Keahole and Honalo to Makalei must restrict water use to health and safety needs only.

Honokohau well pump being reinstalled, water restrictions continue for North Kona

August 17, 2017

Extraction of the Honokohau Deepwell pump and motor, and inspection of the deepwell are now complete. Reinstallation work will continue through the holiday weekend. The Department of Water Supply reports the North Kona emergency water restriction continues. North Kona customers in the area from Keauhou to Keahole and Honalo to Makalei must restrict water use […]

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Police arrest and charge two in Waimea jewelry burglary

August 17, 2017

On (July 31), South Kohala patrol officers responded to a reported burglary at a residence in Kamuela. Officers learned that an unknown male entered the residence without permission and removed numerous high-value jewelry pieces, to include opal, emerald, gold, and diamond pieces.

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The Hawai`i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces that the routine tree maintenance at Richardson Ocean Park has concluded earlier than anticipated, and the park is now open to the public. 

The Department thanks the public for their patience and cooperation while the park was closed.

Richardson Beach now open following tree maintenance

August 17, 2017

The Hawai`i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces that the routine tree maintenance at Richardson Ocean Park has concluded earlier than anticipated, and the park is now open to the public. The Department thanks the public for their patience and cooperation while the park was closed.

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Fire/rescue crews responded to a 4:36 p.m. alarm Wednesday (Aug 16) to an area near the 88 mile marker of Queen Kaahumanu Highway (Route 19) for a head-on collision.

A full-sized truck and an SUV collided head-on which resulted in the driver of the truck, who appeared to be in his 30s, having multiple injuries and being trapped in the truck.

Three injured after major head-on crash in Kona Wednesday (Aug 16)

August 17, 2017

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 4:36 p.m. alarm Wednesday (Aug 16) to an area near the 88 mile marker of Queen Kaahumanu Highway (Route 19) for a head-on collision. A full-sized truck and an SUV collided head-on which resulted in the driver of the truck, who appeared to be in his 30s, having multiple injuries […]

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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.

Police warrants list for Thursday, August 17, 2017

August 17, 2017

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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$172,000 in historic preservation grants to Hawaii

August 17, 2017

U.S. Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt, with the National Park Service, Thursday (Aug 17) announced $172,372 in Historic Preservation Grants to Hawaii. The announcement is part of $21 million in grants announced today across the nation, which represents a total of $58 million awarded to every U.S. state, the District of Columbia, the […]

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