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North Kona water restriction remains in effect Volcano Watch: Thermal maps help with the pāhoehoe challenge Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 21, 2017 Mangitude 4.2 quake shakes Oahu Friday (Sept 15) Volcano Watch: Mauna Loa update: unrest continues, but the outcome is uncertain Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 14, 2017
 
North Kona water restriction area.

North Kona water restriction remains in effect

The North Kona Water Restriction remains in effect. ALL residents in North Kona must continue to restrict water use to health and safety needs.

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Volcano Watch: Thermal maps help with the pāhoehoe challenge

Over the past few years, HVO geologists developed a new technique to map activity across the entire surface of a pāhoehoe flow with a handheld thermal camera.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 21, 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.

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Mangitude 4.2 quake shakes Oahu Friday (Sept 15)

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded a magnitude-4.2 earthquake located off the northeast coast of O‘ahu on Friday, September 15, 2017, at 8:40 p.m. HST.

Aerial view of Mauna Loa erupting on the morning of March 25, 1984, the first day of the volcano’s most recent eruption. The lava flow was advancing southeast, toward Kīlauea, from fissure vents at an elevation of about 11,200 feet on Mauna Loa’s Northeast Rift Zone. Moku‘āweoweo, Mauna Loa’s summit caldera, is visible at top left. USGS photo by J.P. Lockwood.

Volcano Watch: Mauna Loa update: unrest continues, but the outcome is uncertain

What’s up with Mauna Loa, and is any change in sight? Should residents relax or stay vigilant?

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 14, 2017

This past week, Kīlauea Volcano’s summit lava lake level fluctuated with summit inflation and deflation and ranged about 31–53.5 m (102–175 ft) below the vent rim.

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Pro-Tec recalls multisport helmets due to risk of head injury

September 25, 2017

The buckle on the helmet fails to meet current federal safety standards, posing a risk of head injury. About 4,600 units were sold. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled helmets and return them to Pro-Tec for a full refund.

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Strong quake in Fiji Islands area, no tsunami threat

September 25, 2017

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.5 occurred south of the Fiji Islands at 6:20 p.m. HST on Monday, September 26, 2017. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Drought conditions persist in leeward Kohala and Ka‘u areas

September 25, 2017

Although Hawaii’s drought depiction was largely unchanged, there was some further deterioration (mainly, expansion of severe drought, or extreme drought) on the lower leeward slopes of the Kohala Mountains on the Big Island due to declining pasture conditions.

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Fire/rescue responded to a 3:41 a.m. alarm Monday (Sept 25) to Forest Road in Nanawale area for a structure fire.

Crews arrived to find a single-story un-permitted house engulfed in flames. Firefighters had the blaze under control by 4 a.m. and it was declared out at 4:30 a.m.

Monday morning fire destroys home in Nanawale

September 25, 2017

Fire/rescue responded to a 3:41 a.m. alarm Monday (Sept 25) to Forest Road in Nanawale area for a structure fire. Crews arrived to find a single-story un-permitted house engulfed in flames. Firefighters had the blaze under control by 4 a.m. and it was declared out at 4:30 a.m.

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The brushfire in the Ka‘u district near South Point as of 2 p.m. Monday (Sept 25) was about 80 percent contained on the fourth day of firefighting efforts. The fire area extends from Waikapuna Bay to within 3/4 miles of Green Sands Subdivision and has over a dozen spot fires outside of the main fire area. On Sunday these spot fires range from 100 square feet to several acres.

Ka‘u brushfire consumes over 1,645 acres

September 25, 2017

The brushfire in the Ka‘u district near South Point as of 2 p.m. Monday (Sept 25) was about 80 percent contained on the fourth day of firefighting efforts. The fire area extends from Waikapuna Bay to within 3/4 miles of Green Sands Subdivision and has over a dozen spot fires outside of the main fire […]

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Police charge man in shooting case Friday (Sept 22)

September 25, 2017

On (September 22), North Hilo Patrol Officers responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Highway 19 near the 24 mile marker, after it was reported by the victim that the suspect, 47-year-old Aljune Soria, shot at him several times with a rifle after he was involved in a previous argument with […]

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Police charge man in connection with auto theft and break-in cases

September 25, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police report that Kawika Buckland, 20-years-old, was arrested for the offense of Theft 2 after Puna Patrol officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in the driveway of a residence in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision.

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Department of Parks and Recreation Director Charmaine Kamaka and Deputy Director Ryan Chong have submitted their resignations, effective September 22, 2017.

Mayor Harry Kim has thanked them and praised them for their very good and hard work.

“We are very grateful for all that Charmaine and Ryan have done for the community,” the Mayor said. “They took on a very difficult task and did good work.”

Parks and Recreation Director and Deputy resign Friday (Sept 22)

September 25, 2017

Department of Parks and Recreation Director Charmaine Kamaka and Deputy Director Ryan Chong have submitted their resignations, effective September 22, 2017. Mayor Harry Kim has thanked them and praised them for their very good and hard work. “We are very grateful for all that Charmaine and Ryan have done for the community,” the Mayor said. […]

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 2.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.36/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.55/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii fall 2 cents per gallon the past week

September 25, 2017

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 2.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.36/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.55/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Puna man is arrested on a warrant and an assault investigation

September 25, 2017

Hawaiʻi Island police have located and taken into custody a 28-year-old Puna man wanted on an outstanding bench warrant and questioning in an unrelated assault investigation. Police arrested Daniel S.K. Valente-Akau late Thursday evening (September 21), in lower Puna. He was held at the Hilo cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Friday (September […]

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Police have located a woman reported missing

September 24, 2017

UPDATED HAWAII POLICE DEPT: Grace E. Miller, 77 was located in good health in Hilo.

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Hawaii Island lane closures for the week of September 23-29, 2017

September 23, 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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