Archive | February, 2019


Very strong quake in Peru, no tsunami threat Thursday (Feb 28)

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.1 has occurred in central Peru at 10:51 HST on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Based on all available data there is no tsunami threat because the earthquake is located too deep inside the earth.

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The right-turn lane from Kawaihae Road onto Queen Kaahumanu Hwy will be removed Friday (March 1)

Based on community concerns, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) will begin work to remove the right-turn lane from Kawaihae Road onto the southbound Queen Kaahumanu Highway Friday, March 1, 2019. Barriers will be placed to close the right-turn lane as the pavement markings are eliminated. Electronic message signs warning of the modified intersection will […]

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Stolen Pearl Pieces

Police seeking jewelry stolen in Waimea burglary

Hawai’i Island Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating jewelry stolen from Kamuela On, (December 31, 2018), at approximately 3:33 p.m., South Kohala Patrol officers responded to a reported burglary that occurred in the 66-1700 block of Kawaihae Road in Kamuela.

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Springer is East Hawaii’s Officer of the Month for January 2019

The Aloha Exchange Club of East Hawaii recognized South Hilo Patrol Officer Andrew Springer on Thursday, (February 28), as the “Officer of the Month” for January 2019. Officer Springer, who has 4-years of service with the Police Department, was nominated by Lieutenant Robert Almeida for his diligence in locating a stolen vehicle while he was […]

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This ‘a‘ā flow erupted from fissure 8  on Kīlauea Volcano’s lower East Rift Zone on June 1, 2018, shows how the interior of a lava flow remains incandescently hot even though surface cooling forms a crust of solid rubble. Based on studies of lava flow cooling rates, it will take more than 130 days for a flow this thick (about 4.5 m, or 15 ft) to cool to a temperature of about 200 degrees Celsius (290 degrees Fahrenheit). USGS photo by A. Lerner.

Volcano Watch: How do lava flows cool and how long does it take?

Since the end of the 2018 lower East Rift Zone eruption questions have surfaced concerning how long it will take for the new lava flows to solidify.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for February 28, 2019

KÄ«lauea is not erupting. Rates of seismicity, deformation, and gas release have not changed significantly over the past week.

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Police are searching for a Canadian man reported missing

Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating the Canadian man who is wanted for questioning in several criminal cases.Police describe Matthew Elliot, who also goes by the name of Gregory Elliot and Pitbull. Elliot is described as 5’10”, about 210 lbs, has multiple tattoos, that include “RESPECT” on his right forearm, “GREG ELLIOT” […]

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Fire burns storage shed in Puna

Fire/rescue crews answered a 5:44 a.m. alarm Thursday (Feb 28) to Cook Street in the Black Sand subdivision in Puna for a structure fire. Firefighters arrived to find a 25-by-25 open-air storage structure with the contents, supports and surrounding brush engulfed in flames. Crews had the fire out at 6:09 a.m.

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Additional renderings of the Air Service Hawaii’s FBO/hangar provided by Nicholson LLC.

New terminal at Kona International Airport to break ground

Premier aeronautical service company Air Service Hawaii announced this week that it will officially begin construction of a new Kona Airport facility this March. The project, led by local design/build firm Nicholson LLC, will include two custom-designed FBO terminals and adjoining airline hangar near the commuter terminals at Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keāhole.

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Recalled 230f trampoline

JumpSport recalls mini trampolines due to injury hazard; new instructions and warning labels provided

This recall involves folding JumpSport mini trampolines. The recalled fitness trampoline models have a hinged, round metal frame with a black fabric jumping surface suspended by bungee cords. JumpSport has received nine reports of injuries involving contact with the frame, including cuts, bruises, and dental/facial injuries.

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Lehua Parker

Meet Lehua Parker award-winning author in Hilo Saturday (March 2)

Set in modern Hawaii, the Niuhi Shark Saga is a young adult magic realism trilogy appropriate for grades 5 and up. It tells the story of Alexander Kaonakai Westin – Zader to his friends – and his ‘ohana.

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Donald Case

Police charge Waimea man with burglary

Hawai’i Island Police have arrested and charged a 55-year-old Kamuela man with Burglary. On, (February 6), South Kohala Patrol Officers investigated a reported burglary at a residence in the 65-1100 block of Spencer Road, in Kamuela. The victim reported numerous items, to include a flat screen television, an audio speaker, and numerous tools had been […]

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High Surf Advisory on Hawaii Island for east facing shores

This is a Civil Defense message. the is a High Surf Advisory for 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 27, 2019 The National Weather Service has issued a High Surf Advisory for east facing shores of Hawaii Island.  A High Surf Advisory means there is a threat to life and property from surf. Due to the High […]

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Traffic signal timing on Kanoelehua Avenue in Hilo has been changed

Motorists are advised to drive with caution as the traffic signal timing has been updated along Kanoelehua Avenue from Kawailani Street to KekÅ«anāo’a Street. The goal of the changes is to try and improve traffic flow, especially in the morning and afternoon peak times. As a part of this re-timing process, observations and adjustments will […]

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