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Ash rises above Halemaʻumaʻu within Kīlauea’s summit caldera in this May 27, 2018, telephoto image from near Volcano House Hotel in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. By the time Kīlauea’s summit collapse events ended on August 2, Halema‘uma‘u was 2.5 km (1.5 mi) wide and 500 m (1600 ft) deep; prior to the 2018 collapses, it was about 1 km (0.5 mi) wide and 85 m (about 280 ft) deep. A segment of a long-closed Park trail is visible winding across the caldera floor (lower left). USGS photo by K. Anderson.  

Volcano Watch: New insights gained from Kīlauea Volcano’s 2018 summit collapses

A year ago, USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists and Island of Hawaiʻi residents were in the throes of an historically unprecedented series of events for Kīlauea.

Scientists use a laser diffraction particle size analyzer to examine fine ash from the 2018 Kīlauea summit explosions. The research examines fine ash (grains 1 mm to 1 micrometer) and investigates the processes of eruption, fragmentation, and respiratory health hazards (PM10, PM2.5). USGS image by A. Van Eaton

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 9, 2019

Scientists use a laser diffraction particle size analyzer to examine fine ash from the 2018 Kīlauea summit explosions.

The start of fissure 3 during Kīlauea’s lower East Rift Zone eruption. Lava erupting to the surface cut across Kaupili Street around 7:00 a.m. on May 4, 2018. USGS photo by M. Patrick.

Volcano Watch: HVO geologists recall their first day of the 2018 lower East Rift Zone eruption 

With the one-year anniversary of the Lower East Rift Zone eruption, USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory staff, are reflecting on this historic event.

A small collapse of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō crater at 6:14 a.m. HST today (May 1, 2019) was the last 'hurrah' for a GPS instrument located on the crater's edge (red circle). This station, designated PUOC, served faithfully throughout Kīlauea's 2018 eruption and was an important source of information on the shallow magma system of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō. The station's last reported position showed it moving rapidly to the southeast, consistent with motion into the crater (inset shows data transmissions from April 11 through this morning). Monitoring of Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō is currently being accomplished by additional GPS and tilt stations farther from the edge of the crater. The larger equipment installation near the solar panels was not affected by this morning's collapse and continues to function. However, contingency plans are in place in case collapses of the crater edge continue. USGS photo by I. Johanson on March 18, 2019, annotated on May 1, 2019.

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 2, 2019

Kῑlauea Volcano is not erupting and its USGS Volcano Alert level remains at NORMAL.

The rescued dog from a cliffside in the Honolii area. Photo courtesy of HFD.

Dog rescued Monday (April 29) off Hilo cliffside

Fire/rescue responded to a 9:43 a.m. alarm to the end of Kahoa Street in the Honolii area of Hilo to rescue a dog.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for April 25, 2019

Kῑlauea Volcano is not erupting and its USGS Volcano Alert level remains at NORMAL.

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Civil Defense siren test today at 11:45 a.m.

July 1, 2019

The Civil Defense monthly test of the statewide outdoor siren warning system, coordinated with the test of the live audio broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for Monday, July 1, 2019, at 11:45 a.m.

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Civil Defense siren test today at 11:45 a.m.

June 3, 2019

The Civil Defense monthly test of the statewide outdoor siren warning system, coordinated with the test of the live audio broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for Monday, June 3, 2019, at 11:45 a.m.

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The flag at the Hilo post office at half-staff Friday (Dec 14).

Fire Department funeral procession, ocean service for Fire Captain David Mahon

May 30, 2019

On behalf of the Mahon family, the Hawai‘i Fire Department announces that a Celebration of Life for Fire Captain David Mahon will take place on Saturday, June 1, 2019.

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Hawaii 24/7 on hiatus beginning May 14, 2019

May 13, 2019

Publisher’s Note: Hawaii 24/7 will be on hiatus beginning Tuesday, May 14, 2019. Our community calendar will continue to be updated during this time. Should a large event happen (earthquake, tsunami alert, hurricane) we may be able to post an update. For updates on Civil Defense matters, Police or Kilauea Volcano please visit the links […]

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Police Week begins with a memorial service in Hilo

May 13, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Police Department Memorial-Wall Police Chief Paul K. Ferreira offered these thoughts at the Police Week Memorial Service Monday (May 13) which took place at the Hawaiʻi Police Department’s Memorial Wall in Hilo. “On October 1, 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a law designating May 15th of each year, as Peace Officers’ Memorial […]

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Police arrest Pahoa man for selling drugs in Kona

May 13, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Samuel Keohokapu In response to complaints received from the public about possible narcotics distribution in the area of Keauhou Bay and Kahaluu Beach Park, Area II Vice officers concluded a month-long investigation with the arrest of a 47-year-old male. On Wednesday, (May 8), officers arrested Samuel Keohokapu of Pāhoa for promotion of a […]

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Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 5 cents per gallon the past week

May 13, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE (May 13, 2019) – Hawaii gas prices have risen 5.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.82/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 stations. Gas prices in Hawaii are 7.3 cents per gallon higher than a month ago, yet stand 9.7 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. […]

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Hawaii County receives $243.1M for capital improvement projects

May 12, 2019

The House of Representatives adjourned their 2019 session last week and passed $243.1 million in Capital Improvement Project (CIP) funding for Fiscal Years 2020 and 2021 for various projects across Hawai‘i County.

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Kona community meeting on Ali‘i Drive culvert replacement work Friday (May 17)

May 12, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE A public meeting will be held on Friday, May 17, 2019 at the West Hawai‘i Civic Center’s Community Meeting Hale (Bldg. G), 74-5044 Ane Keohokālole Highway, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. to discuss work that is about to get underway on the Ali‘i Drive Culvert Replacement Project. The purpose of the project is […]

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Another excellent Kona sunset. (Hawaii247.com photo courtesy of Keahi Kapela)

Legislators want to study the impacts of popular sunscreen chemicals on health and the environment

May 12, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE WASHINGTON, D.C.– Wednesday (May 8), Senators Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) introduced legislation to better inform the public about the effects that sunscreen chemicals have on coral reefs around the world. The Oxybenzone and Octinoxate Impact Study Act of 2019 would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to study the […]

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Police locate a Hilo man reported missing

May 12, 2019

Lloyd Akiona HAWAII POLICE UPDATE: Lloyd Akiona has been located in Puna and reunited with family. MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Island Police are looking for a missing 67-year-old Hilo man Lloyd Akiona, described as 6-feet tall, 180 pounds, has a thin build, bald head, brown eyes, and was last seen wearing blue jeans, blue aloha print […]

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Roadway paving work on South Point Road in Ka‘u May 13-16, 2019

May 11, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Ka’u, HI –The County of Hawai’i Department of Public Works Highway Maintenance Division will conduct paving work on South Point Rd. Monday, May 13, 2019 through Thursday, May 16, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., weather permitting. The south bound lane of South Point Road will be paved from Highway 11 to […]

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Hawaii Island lane closures for the week of May 11-17, 2019

May 11, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting.  — MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY (ROUTE 11/190) — 1) KA‘U Alternating lane closure on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) in both directions between mile markers 56 and 57 in the vicinity of Punaluu Black Sand Beach on Monday, May […]

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Public can vote for Hawaiian Volcano Observatory to win award

May 10, 2019

Beginning Friday, May 10, members of the public can vote online (websites listed below) for the “People’s Choice Award” to honor the federal employee/team they believe has made the most significant contribution to the American people. Voting ends on July 8. The People’s Choice winner will be announced at a Partnership for Public Service event […]

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