Archive | September, 2018


Strong 6.6 magnitude quake in the Fiji islands area, no tsunami threat

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 occurred in the Fiji Islands region at 12:52 a.m. HST on Sunday, September 30, 2018. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park October 2018 events

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park continues its tradition of sharing Hawaiian culture, guided hikes, After Dark in the Park talks, and other programs throughout October. Park programs are free, but entrance fees apply. Programs are co-sponsored by Friends of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and Hawai‘i Pacific Parks Association. Mark the calendar

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State road paving crews in Papaikou on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 19). Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Hawaii Island lane closures for the week of September 29-October 5, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY (ROUTE 11) — 1) VOLCANO (WEEKEND/NIGHT WORK) Alternating lane closure on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) in both directions in the vicinity of Mile Marker 30 near Volcano National Park, seven days a […]

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Mayor thanks FEMA for Kilauea Eruption and Hurricane Lane recovery efforts

Mayor Harry Kim expressed deep gratitude on Thursday morning to Mr. Bern Ruiz of the Federal Emergency Management Agency for their tremendous help with the eruption and hurricane emergencies on Hawai’i Island. Mr. Ruiz, the Federal Coordinating Officer for FEMA Region IX, made a special visit to notify the Mayor that a Presidential Disaster Declaration […]

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Gov. Ige secures Presidential Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Lane

Gov. David Ige’s request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration to address the impacts of Hurricane Lane has been granted. The disaster declaration covers floods, wildfires and other disasters that occurred because of the hurricane between Aug. 22-29, 2018.

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Carvalho Park baseball field & three Hilo Bayfront soccer fields reopen

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces that the Carvalho Park Baseball Field and three of the Hilo Bayfront parks have reopened for recreational use as of September 28, 2018. Meanwhile, the County is working diligently to repair and open the Hilo Bayfront Soccer Fields. Once they are repaired and safe for use, […]

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Free surf camp for kids with disabilities to be held in November 2018

A free Surf Camp for children with disabilities will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 9am to 2pm, at Richardson Ocean Park in Hilo. Now in its eighth year, Surfers Healing (Hawai‘i Island Chapter) provides disabled children and their families with the unique experience of surfing with professionals under supervised conditions. Knowledgeable surfing […]

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Volcano fire department units move back into Kilauea Military Camp station

The Hawai‘i Fire Department announces that its Volcano community Fire Suppression and Emergency Medical Services units have moved back to their permanent fire station located at the Kīlauea Military Camp (KMC) within the Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. The temporary fire station located at 19-4213 Haunani Road is now closed.

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Hilo robbery suspect uses pepper spray on woman in store

Hawaiʻi Island Police report a robbery at 1:30 p.m. this afternoon, (September 28), on Hinano Street in Hilo A woman clerk was reportedly sprayed with pepper-spray by a male suspect who had taken a money bag from her store. The suspect was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black pants, black shoes, black gloves with a […]

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"Officer of the Month" Lt. Robert Fujitake with Aloha Club Member James Sanborn

Fujitake is East Hawaii’s Officer of the Month for August 2018

Lieutenant Robert Fujitake was honored today, Thursday, (September 27), as the Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaii’s “August Officer of the Month.” On, (August 29), Lt. Fujitake was off-duty and traveling with his family when he observed a male walking a bicycle on the shoulder of the road and then into a store parking lot. […]

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Police warrants list for Friday, September 28, 2018

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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On the right, a tiltmeter is ready for installation in a shallow borehole. On the left, the tiltmeter is located at the bottom of a 3 to 4 m (10 to 15 ft) borehole lined with a metal casing. The tiltmeter is surrounded by sand to secure it within the borehole so that it does not touch the casing. USGS photos.

Volcano Watch: Tiltmeters measure tiny changes that can have big consequences

The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) uses a diverse set of instruments to monitor active volcanoes in Hawaii.

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Fissure 8 cone. September 27, 2018.

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for September 27, 2018

At Kīlauea’s lower East Rift Zone, the most recent significant incandescence visible within the fissure 8 cone was on September 15. At the summit of the volcano, seismicity and ground deformation remain low.

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Job Fair & Readiness Workshops in October 2018

Job seekers are invited to attend a Job Fair and Job Readiness Workshop, sponsored by the American Job Center Hawai’i. The Job Readiness Workshop: Assists participants to prepare for the job fair by offering guidance on resume writing, interviewing skills, properly completing an application and instruction on dressing for success.

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