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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 22, 2016 Volcano Watch: The rise and fall of Kīlauea’s summit lava lake LavaTalk: Kilauea Volcano status for Sunday (Sept 18) Volcano Watch: Kīlauea ocean entry hazards Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 15, 2016 Crash sends car teetering on the edge of Hilo Bay Tuesday (Sept 13)
 
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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 22, 2016

Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone. The summit lava lake level varied between 33–92 feet below the vent rim within Halema‘uma‘u Crater. The 61g lava flow continued to enter the ocean near Kamokuna.

On September 10, 2016, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake rose to within 5 m (16 ft) of the vent rim (shown above). This is the highest level the lake has reached since it overflowed the vent in April-May 2015, when lava flowed onto the floor of Halemaʻumaʻu Crater, forming the dark-colored rock visible on either side of the vent. Charred and broken fencing (upper left) is all that remains of a former visitor overlook, closed to the public since 2008 due to explosions, volcanic gas emissions, and other hazards associated with the lava lake. USGS photo.

Volcano Watch: The rise and fall of Kīlauea’s summit lava lake – what’s happening and what does it mean?

When Halemaumau’s lava lake level is high, vigorous spattering on the lake surface creates a dazzling display, especially after dark, when the incandescent lava lights up the night sky.

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LavaTalk: Kilauea Volcano status for Sunday (Sept 18)

The 61g lava flow, extending southeast from Puʻu ʻŌʻō on Kīlauea’s south flank, continues to supply lava to the ocean near Kamokuna.

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Volcano Watch: Kīlauea ocean entry hazards – The plume is not your friend

People who venture too close to the perilous beauty of the Kamokuna ocean entry face real and present dangers.

The lava lake at the summit of Kīlauea remained at a high level today, about 18 m (60 ft) from the floor of Halemaʻumaʻu Crater at the time of this photo. Photo taken Monday, September 12, 2016 courtesy of USGS/HVO

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 15, 2016

During the past week the summit lava lake level generally varied between about 36–69 feet below the vent rim within Halema‘uma‘u Crater, but reached 16-20 feet below the rim on Saturday, Sept. 10.

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Crash sends car teetering on the edge of Hilo Bay Tuesday (Sept 13)

At about 5 p.m. Tuesday (Sept 13) Hilo’s Bayfront Highway was closed to traffic in the north bound lanes due to a crash that sent a car over the side of the shoreline of Hilo Bay teetering on the edge.

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Results of the BIIF cross country meet at HPA Saturday (Sept 24)

September 24, 2016

Results of the cross country meet held at Hawaii Preparatory Academy including teams from Hawaii Island, Maui and Oahu.

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Umauma Bridge construction. July 12, 2015. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Hawaii Island lane closures for the week of September 24-30, 2016

September 24, 2016

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — HAWAII BELT ROAD (ROUTE 19) — 1) HAKALAU (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Alternating lane closures on Umauma Bridge in the vicinity of Hakalau (Route 19, Milepost 16) in both directions over a twenty-four hour period, seven […]

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Strong 6.9 magnitude quake near Fiji Islands, no tsunami threat

September 24, 2016

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 occurred in the Fiji Islands region at 11:29 a.m. HST on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Strong 6.3 magnitude quake in Philippines, no tsunami threat

September 23, 2016

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 occurred in Mindanao, Philippines at 12:53 p.m. HST on Friday, September 23, 2016. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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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 Friday, September 23, 2016

September 23, 2016

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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Officer Thomas Shopay III gives an 'active shooter' presentation at Aunty Sally Kaleohano's Luau Hale in Hilo during a police community meeting Monday (June 23). Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Police ‘active shooter’ presentation in Waimea Monday (Sept 26)

September 21, 2016

The Hawaiʻi Police Department will host an “active shooter” presentation in South Kohala on Monday, September 26. The presentation, which is open to the public, will take place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Waimea Elementary School cafeteria.

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Hawaiʻi Island police are asking the public for help with information about a burglary at a church on Kupulau Road in Hilo.

Sometime between 11 a.m Sunday (September 18) and 7 a.m. Monday (September 19), unknown persons broke into the New Hope Christian Fellowship and removed miscellaneous tools and equipment.

Burglary at New Hope church in Hilo

September 20, 2016

Hawaiʻi Island police are asking the public for help with information about a burglary at a church on Kupulau Road in Hilo. Sometime between 11 a.m Sunday (September 18) and 7 a.m. Monday (September 19), unknown persons broke into the New Hope Christian Fellowship and removed miscellaneous tools and equipment.

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Police are seeking a suspect in a reported robbery that occurred early Tuesday (September 20) morning in the Pahoa area.

At about 2:23 am, police received a report from a 19-year-old Pahoa man who reported that shortly after 1:00 am, while he was walking near the intersection of Route 130 and the Pahoa Village Road, a white four-door sedan stopped by and two male individuals exited the vehicle and approached him.

Police seek robbery suspect

September 20, 2016

Police are seeking a suspect in a reported robbery that occurred early Tuesday (September 20) morning in the Pahoa area. At about 2:23 am, police received a report from a 19-year-old Pahoa man who reported that shortly after 1:00 am, while he was walking near the intersection of Route 130 and the Pahoa Village Road, […]

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During the week of September 12, 2016, through September 18, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 22 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three of the drivers were under the age of 21.

So far this year, there have been 772 DUI arrests compared with 758 during the same period last year, an increase of 1.8 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of September 12-18, 2016

September 19, 2016

During the week of September 12, 2016, through September 18, 2016, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 22 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Three of the drivers were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 772 DUI arrests compared […]

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Hawaiʽi Electric Light today proposed the first increase of base rates in  nearly six years to help pay for operating costs, including expanded vegetation management  focusing on albizia tree removal, as well as system upgrades to increase reliability, improve  customer service and integrate more renewable energy.

HELCO proposes 6.5 percent base rate increase

September 19, 2016

Hawaiʽi Electric Light today proposed the first increase of base rates in nearly six years to help pay for operating costs, including expanded vegetation management focusing on albizia tree removal, as well as system upgrades to increase reliability, improve customer service and integrate more renewable energy.

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To improve system reliability, Hawai‘i Electric Light Company will conduct aerial line inspections of its major overhead transmission lines from Monday, Sept. 26, to Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016.
 
The islandwide inspections are scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. However, exact times and routes will depend on weather conditions. Inspections will be conducted in a Manuiwa Airways helicopter and require the aircraft to fly low and slow which may cause some noise disturbances.

HELCO to conduct aerial line inspections September 26-29, 2016

September 19, 2016

To improve system reliability, Hawai‘i Electric Light Company will conduct aerial line inspections of its major overhead transmission lines from Monday, Sept. 26, to Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. The islandwide inspections are scheduled from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. However, exact times and routes will depend on weather conditions. Inspections will be conducted in a […]

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 7.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.82/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.20/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 7.6 cents per gallon the past week

September 19, 2016

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have risen 7.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.82/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has increased 2.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.20/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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