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Volcano Watch: What was that ship doing by the 2018 lava deltas? Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for October 17, 2019 Groundbreaking video captures whale bubble-net feeding in UH research Parker School wins mainland debate tournament Volcano Watch: Why do so many deep earthquakes happen around Pāhala? Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for October 10, 2019
 
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Ship Rainier is backdropped by Mount Baker, an active Cascade Range stratovolcano, in Washington. In September 2019, the Rainier conducted a bathymetric survey along Hawaiʻi Island's Puna coast, where lava entered the ocean during Kīlauea Volcano's 2018 eruption. Photo courtesy of NOAA.

Volcano Watch: What was that ship doing by the 2018 lava deltas?

In late September 2019, residents with ocean views may have noticed an unusual ship just offshore of the 2018 lava deltas along the Puna coast.

This image is from a temporary monitoring camera on the west rim of Kilauea Caldera. The camera is looking E towards the bottom of the newly enlarged Halemaʻumaʻu crater. The crater from left to right (roughly NNE to SSW) is approximately 1 km (0.6 mi) across. The depth of the crater in the visible image from the rim is several hundred meters.

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for October 17, 2019

Hazards remain at the Lower East Rift Zone and summit of Kīlauea. Closures and warnings in these areas should be heeded.

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Groundbreaking video captures whale bubble-net feeding in UH research

Researchers captured amazing whale’s-point-of-view and aerial drone video of humpback whale bubble-net feeding.

arker School’s debate team walked away with the first-place sweepstakes trophy at the University of Utah Beehive Classic Tournament in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 5 and 6, 2019.

Parker School wins mainland debate tournament

Parker School’s debate team walked away with the first-place sweepstakes trophy at the University of Utah Beehive Classic Tournament in Salt Lake City, Utah.

About 1300 earthquakes with magnitudes greater than 1 and at depths over 20 km (12 mi) on and around the Island of Hawaiʻi since August 2019 are depicted on this map. Most of the earthquakes were clustered beneath the southern edge of the island near the town of Pāhala. Blue and purple dots indicate earthquakes at 20-40 km (12-25 mi) and more than 40 km (25 mi) depths, respectively. USGS map by B. Shiro.

Volcano Watch: Why do so many deep earthquakes happen around Pāhala?

About 1300 earthquakes with magnitudes greater than 1 and at depths over 20 km (12 mi) on and around the Island of Hawaiʻi since August 2019.

Halemaumau water lake. USGS/HVO Photo

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for October 10, 2019

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

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Police have identified a woman found in Volcano area

October 20, 2019

UPDATED MEDIA RELEASE Police have been able to identify the woman found in the Volcano area As Christine Dannow. Dannow has been reunited with her family. Police thank the public for their assistance. MEDIA RELEASE unidentifed woman Hawaii Police responded Saturday (Oct 20) to the area of Oshiro Road in Volcano, near Hamaulu and Komo […]

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HELCO Power Outage in Kohala, October 24-25, 2019

Scheduled power outage in North Kohala on October 24-25, 2019

October 20, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE HELCO Power Outage in Kohala, October 24-25, 2019 Hawai‘i Electric Light announces a scheduled power outage that will affect customers in North Kohala. The outage will be from 10 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 24, to 6 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. This temporary outage is necessary to allow Hawai‘i Electric Light personnel […]

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New report shows consumer debt grew slower in Hawaii than the nation in the past four quarters

October 19, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE HONOLULU – The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) today released a report, “Hawai‘i Consumer Debt Report: 2019 Update,” which shows that total consumer debt increased 2.3 percent for Hawai‘i consumers between the second quarter of 2018 and the second quarter of 2019, lower than the 4.1 percent increase at the national level. It is […]

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‘Coffee with a Cop’ events for Nov-Dec, 2019

October 19, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Police have scheduled “Coffee with a Cop” events in the upcoming months of November and December: On (November 6) “Coffee with a Cop” at the Kona library (75-138 Hualalai Rd.) 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.On (November 12) “Coffee with a Cop” at the Kona Commons Mcdonalds (74-5453 Makala Blvd.) 7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.On (December 4) “Coffee […]

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Third Circuit Court upholds Land Board’s decision on illegal lava boat tours

October 19, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE (Hilo) – Administrative fines totaling $48,500 have been affirmed by Circuit Judge Greg K. Nakamura in a Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR) decision against illegal commercial lava boat tours on Hawai‘i Island; in a ruling issued on September 27, 2019. Those fined are Henry K. Pomroy, Bill A. Fujimoto, and Ho‘okupu […]

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Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary seeks advisory council applicants

October 18, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is seeking to fill ten primary and 9 alternate seats on its advisory council. The sanctuary is accepting applications for the following seats: Commercial Shipping (alternate) Conservation (primary) Education (primary & alternate) Fishing (primary & alternate) Hawai‘i Island Representative (primary & alternate) Kaua‘i Island Representative (primary […]

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SpeakOut Sessions on Energy Code Amendments planned for Hilo and Kona

October 18, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE DPW is holding facilitated SpeakOut sessions on Oct. 28 & 29 to seek input from design and construction professionals on proposed amendments to the energy code.   Design and construction professionals are invited to attend SpeakOut Sessions held by the County of Hawai‘i Department of Public Works Building Division on proposed amendments to […]

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Police warrants list for Friday, October 18, 2019

October 18, 2019

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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Police renew their request in locating Kyle Brittain

October 18, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Kyle Brittain Hawaiʻi Island Police are renewing their request for the public’s help in locating 27-year-old Kyle Brittain who was reported as missing. He was last seen near the Waipio Valley lookout area on Friday morning (August 30). He had informed family members that he was going hiking for the day on the […]

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Inaugural Hawaii Housing Month to develop housing, homelessness solutions on Hawaii Island

October 18, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE This November, organizations across Hawaiʻi Island will participate in the first annual Hawaii Housing Month. The campaign will feature social media conversations about housing and homelessness, and will share specific, effective steps community members can take to help. “So often, anecdotes and stereotypes are conflated with fact in the conversation about homelessness. We […]

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Foreign aid to resume for Central American countries to address illegal migration

October 18, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE WASHINGTON – At a press conference in San Salvador today following a Central American Regional Ministerial meeting, Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin K. McAleenan announced the Trump Administration’s resumption of foreign aid to El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. “Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras have been outstanding partners, and I look forward to […]

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‘Coffee with a Cop’ in Kona Tuesday (Nov 5)

October 18, 2019

Kona Community Policing invites you to join them for “Coffee with a Cop” at the Honokohau Starbucks, 74-5035 Queen Kaahumanu Highway, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Stop by and get to know your local officers over a cup of coffee, and discuss topics of mutual interest and concern.

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UPDATED: Puakō Beach Drive – Water Main Break repaired

October 17, 2019

UPDATED MEDIA RELEASE AFFECTED AREA: PUAKŌ BEACH DRIVE, SOUTH KOHALA, HAWAI‘I This is a Department of Water Supply (DWS) message for October 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Repairs have been completed to the water main break on Puakō Beach Drive restoring water service to customers. For information, please call (808) 887-3030 or (808) 961-8060 during […]

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Police seek info on burglary suspect seen on camera

October 17, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Surveillance Image 3Surveillance Image 2Surveillance Image 1 The Hawaiʻi Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance with identifying the suspects responsible for a burglary that occurred at a residence on Papa Bay Drive in Captain Cook, South Kona. On (October 05), between 1:30 p.m. and 1:45 p.m., an unidentified male subject was observed […]

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