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Coast Guard sets safety zone around lava flow Kamokuna ocean entry Dempsey of Kealakehe High School honored with other students in Honolulu Volcano Watch: Volcanic explosions provide the foundation for agriculture Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for March 23, 2017 Light 4.4M quake shakes Hawaii Island Thursday morning (March 23) Baumgarner and Honda are East Hawaii
 
The Coast Guard is establishing a temporary safety zone for the navigable waters surrounding the Kilauea Volcano active lava flow entry into the Pacific Ocean on the southeast side of the Big Island, Hawai’i, March 28, 2017. 



The temporary safety zone will encompass all waters extending 300 meters (984 feet) in all directions around the entry of the lava flow into the ocean from March 28 to Sept. 28.  Experts from the U.S. Geological Survey recommend 300 meters as the minimum safe distance to avoid hazards from the lava flow.



The Coast Guard has taken action to ensure public safety because of the danger the unstable sea cliff, volcanic shrapnel, toxic gases and potential bench collapses pose to vessel traffic and the public. As long as lava enters the ocean, further sea cliff degradation, hazardous conditions, delta construction and collapse are likely to occur.  These collapses occur with little to no warning and cannot be predicted. 



(U.S. Coast Guard graphic by Sector Honolulu/Released)

Coast Guard sets safety zone around lava flow Kamokuna ocean entry

The temporary safety zone will encompass all waters extending 300 meters (984 feet) in all directions around the entry of the lava flow into the ocean.

2017 Hawaii Next 50 Contest Winners

Dempsey of Kealakehe High School honored with other students in Honolulu

Third annual contest involved finding technology solutions to address affordable housing, food sustainability or creation of innovative industries.

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Volcano Watch: Volcanic explosions provide the foundation for agriculture

In the plantation era, a great amount of effort and capital was invested in creating a series of water tunnels to capture groundwater in Ka‘u. Each supplied between 80,000 to 1,200,000 gallons of water per month.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for March 23, 2017

Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone. This past week, the summit lava lake level varied between about 14 and 32 m (46 – 105 ft) below the vent rim.

A temblor with a preliminary magnitude of 4.3 struck Hawaii Island at 10:27 a.m. Thursday, March 23, 2017.

Light 4.4M quake shakes Hawaii Island Thursday morning (March 23)

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.4, with an epicenter in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, struck at 10:27 a.m. HST Thursday (March 23). No tsunami is expected.

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Baumgarner and Honda are East Hawaii’s Officer and Firefighter of the Year

The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaiʻi recognized Puna Patrol Officer Joshua Baumgarner on Monday evening (March 20) as the East Hawaiʻi “Officer of the Year” and Fire EMS Captain Chris Honda as “Firefighter of the Year.”

Fire/rescue units responded to a 2:43 a.m. alarm Thursday (March 30) to 133 Alawaena Street in Waiakea for a structure fire.

Firefighters arrived to find a homeowner using a garden hose to put out a fire at a wood working shop. About 30 percent of the 20-by-40 foot wood shop was burned. Crews used a thermal camera to pinpoint hotspots and put them out for the owner.

Wood shop in Waiakea burns in early morning fire Thursday (March 30)

March 30, 2017

Fire/rescue units responded to a 2:43 a.m. alarm Thursday (March 30) to 133 Alawaena Street in Waiakea for a structure fire. Firefighters arrived to find a homeowner using a garden hose to put out a fire at a wood working shop. About 30 percent of the 20-by-40 foot wood shop was burned. Crews used a […]

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During the week of March 20, 2017, through March 26, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 22 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident.

So far this year, there have been 302 DUI arrests compared with 270 during the same period last year, an increase of 11.9 percent.

Police DUI stats for the week of March 20-26, 2017

March 29, 2017

During the week of March 20, 2017, through March 26, 2017, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 22 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Four of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. So far this year, there have been 302 DUI arrests compared with 270 during the same period last year, an […]

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Mason D. Beck

Police locate Puna man wanted for multiple carjackings

March 29, 2017

Hawai’i Island police have located a 29-year-old Puna man that was being sought for questioning in connection with a trio of robberies (“carjackings”) reported to have occurred in the last two weeks in lower Puna. Yesterday (March 28), police received a tip that Mason Beck was on foot in Pāhoa Village. Patrol officers responded and […]

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Strong quake in Russia, no tsunami threat

March 28, 2017

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.9 occurred near the East Coast Of Kamchatka, Russia at 6:09 HST on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Police are seeking the ID of a woman seen on video during a theft

March 28, 2017

Police are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a female who was captured on video surveillance. The unidentified woman is wanted for questioning in a theft that was committed on late Tuesday afternoon, January 24, 2017 from a department store located on Makaʻala Street in Hilo. This female left the area in a white-colored pickup […]

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A 20-year-old Paʻauilo woman died following a two-vehicle crash Monday night (March 27) on Highway 270 just South of the 13 mile marker.

She was identified as Makaylyn Kalani.

Responding to a 8:40 p.m. call Monday evening, police determined that  a 2008 Honda four-door sedan operated by Kalani had been traveling North on Highway 270 near the 13 mile marker when it crossed left of center of the roadway and collided head on with a 2009 Toyota pickup truck that was traveling south.

Paauilo woman dies after head-on crash in Kohala

March 28, 2017

A 20-year-old Paʻauilo woman died following a two-vehicle crash Monday night (March 27) on Highway 270 just South of the 13 mile marker. She was identified as Makaylyn Kalani. Responding to a 8:40 p.m. call Monday evening, police determined that a 2008 Honda four-door sedan operated by Kalani had been traveling North on Highway 270 […]

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Volunteers complete successful Ocean Count of Humpback Whales

March 27, 2017

More than 380 volunteers gathered data from the shores of O‘ahu, Kaua‘i and Hawai‘i islands during the last count of the 2017 Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Ocean Count. Ocean Count serves to promote public awareness about humpback whales, the sanctuary, and shore-based whale watching opportunities. The count is conducted three times per […]

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 4.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.03/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.28/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii fall 4.3 cents per gallon the past week

March 27, 2017

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 4.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.03/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 0.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.28/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Zellner: Hawaii’s citizens won’t wait 132 extra years for renewable transportation

March 26, 2017

Although we are currently relying on fossil fuels that are bad for the economy, the environment, and our health, senator Inouye’s original Senate Bill 1580 lays out a plan that will allow Hawai’i eliminate our use of fossil fuels used for transportation by the year 2045. However, the bill was altered by the House. The […]

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Three swimmers rescued off Keaau Beach after two swept out by currents

March 26, 2017

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 2:04 p.m. alarm Saturday (March 25) to Keaau Beach (aka Shipman Beach, Haena Beach) for three swimmers in distress about 100-150 yards offshore. Two girls had been swept out into the ocean due to a current and a man went into the ocean to assist them.

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Roadwork to begin in Kaumana Tuesday (March 28)

March 26, 2017

The County of Hawai‘i Department of Public Works Highways Division will begin resurfacing work on Ainako Ave. and Manulele St. on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, to Friday, March 31, 2017. Work is scheduled between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., weather and construction conditions permitting.

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Police are searching for Mason D. Beck in connection with robberies

March 24, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating 29-year-old Mason D. Beck who is wanted for questioning in connection with another robbery reported to have occurred today (March 24) in Keaʻau.

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