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Mauna Kea visitor center closing temporarily due to COVID-19 situation Magnitude-4.9 earthquake southwest of Laupāhoehoe, Hawaiʻi on Monday (Nov 11) Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for October 31, 2019 Volcano Watch: Why is the 2018 lava still so hot? Volcano Watch: High Altitude Station Maintenance on Mauna Loa Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for October 24, 2019
 
The Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station early Saturday morning. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7.

Mauna Kea visitor center closing temporarily due to COVID-19 situation

The Mauna Kea Visitor Information Station on Hawaiʻi Island will suspend operations starting Sunday, March 15, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 situation.

Location of an earthquake at 6:36 a.m., Monday, November 11, 2019.

Magnitude-4.9 earthquake southwest of Laupāhoehoe, Hawaiʻi on Monday (Nov 11)

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory recorded a magnitude-4.9 earthquake on Monday, November 11, just before 6:36 a.m. HST.

The USGS and OAS team prepares the sampling mechanism and inspects the unmanned aerial system a few minutes before mission start and takeoff. Precautions were taken to ensure the aircraft and sampling mechanism were sterile and would return safely from the pond. Photo courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for October 31, 2019

Mauna Loa is not erupting. Its USGS Volcano Alert level remains at ADVISORY. This alert level does not mean that an eruption is imminent or that progression to an eruption is certain.

Two HVO geologists document road cutting activities on HWY 132 on August 7, 2019. One geologist is taking visual photographs while another geologist is taking thermal photographs to make a tandem pair for comparison. The temperature of the solidified lava was measured to 425° C (800° F) at the digging site. Photograph by USGS geologist K. Mulliken.

Volcano Watch: Why is the 2018 lava still so hot?

As roads are recut into Kīlauea’s 2018 lava flow field, many have been surprised at how hot the lava remains under the surface, even though it is solidified.

Sulphur Cone (left), viewed toward southwest, from 3,480 m (11,420 ft) above sea level on Mauna Loa’s southwest rift zone. At right, an HVO geoscientist and technician rebuild volcanic gas monitoring equipment installed near an outgassing fissure.

Volcano Watch: High Altitude Station Maintenance on Mauna Loa

The Sulphur Cone area stands out in bright contrast. It’s a steaming section of the 1950 eruptive fissure at 11,420 ft elevation.

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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for October 24, 2019

The water pond at the bottom of Halema‘uma‘u continues to slowly expand and deepen.

The Naha and Pinao Stones fronting the Hilo Public Library. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7.

Events at the Hilo Public Library

October 30, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Friends of the Hilo Public Library Book-Sale 1.) PREVIEW NIGHT FOR FRIENDS (Join for $10 at the door)- Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 5 – 6:30 p.m. 2.) Thursday, October 31, 2019, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 3.) Friday, November 1, 2019, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 4.) Saturday, November 2, 2019, 9 a.m. […]

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Police seek ID of man in connection with a sexual assault case

October 30, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Surveillance Image Hawaiʻi Police are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male suspect who is wanted for questioning relative to a Sexual Assault investigation involving an adult female that occurred on (June 15) in the area of Banyan Drive, Hilo. The image above was captured on video surveillance and depicts the […]

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Fire destroys home in Hilo Wednesday (Oct 30)

October 30, 2019

By Hawaii 24/7 Staff Fire/rescue crews responded to a 10:31 a.m. alarm Wednesday (Oct 30) to a structure fire on Kou Lane in Hilo. Firefighters responded to a structure fire with a home, approximately 600 square-feet in size, engulfed in flames. Accessing the fire scene was difficult due to the lack of a roadway and […]

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Hawaii Island Police need 47 new officers

October 30, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Hawai‘i Police Department needs 47 New Police Officers “Committed to Preserving the Spirit of Aloha” The Hawai‘i Police Department will soon be filling vacancies and is looking for 47 qualified people interested in serving our Big Island community. Interested individuals can apply online at www.hawaiicounty.gov. Recruitment Opens on Sunday, November 3, 2019, and Closes at 11:59 […]

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Police are searching for a Hilo teen reported missing

October 30, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Ashley Panela Hawai’i Island Police are searching for a 17-year-old Hilo teen reported as missing. Ashley Panela was last seen in Kurtistown on (October 7).  He is described as being 5-feet-8-inches, approximately 140pounds, with short brown hair and brown eyes. Police ask that anyone with information on his whereabouts call Officer James Steffen […]

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Governor Ige appoints former prisons director Ted Sakai to new corrections oversight commission

October 30, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE HONOLULU –  Gov. David Ige appointed former prisons director Ted Sakai to the new Hawai‘i Correctional System Oversight Commission. He joins three other commissioners — retired judge Ronald Ibarra (appointed by Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald), Mark Patterson (appointed by Office of Hawaiian Affairs chair Colette Machado), and Michael Town (appointed by Sen. President […]

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Police continue to seek whereabouts of Tyler Gorloff last seen in Puna

October 30, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Tyler Gorloff Hawaiʻi Island Police are renewing their request for the public’s help in locating 30-year-old Tyler Gorloff, who was reported as missing. He was last seen at MacKenzie State Park on Thursday (April 25).  His vehicle was located the same day at the MacKenzie State Park parking area. He has not been seen […]

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Police announce promotions

October 30, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiʻi Island Police are announcing fourteen (14) promotions, which go into effect Friday, November 1, 2019. They are: Darren Cho  – Detective, Area II VICECurrent position Police Officer III, Office of Professional Standards/Criminal Intelligence UnitBrian Souki – Police Sergeant, Area I – Puna Patrol DivisionCurrent position Police Officer III, Office of Professional Standards/Criminal […]

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Police are searching for an escapee from Hale Nani Correctional Facility

October 30, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Bryce Dustin Feary Hawaiʻi Island Police are renewing their request for the public’s assistance in locating a 34-year-old Hilo man who allegedly escaped from the Hale Nani correctional facility.  Bryce Dustin Feary was last seen at the correctional facility on (October 1) at about 10 a.m. He is described as a “local male,” […]

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to add 20 parking spaces at Kīlauea Visitor Center

October 30, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii National Park, HAWAI‘I – Due to loss of parking capacity from seismic activity in 2018, and in anticipation of heavy visitation during the upcoming holiday season, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park will add 20 new parking stalls to the overflow parking lot east of Kīlauea Visitor Center. Construction on the new gravel lot begins […]

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Kuhio Kalaniana‘ole Park Temporary Closure from October 30-November 29, 2019

October 29, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation is informing the public that Kuhio Kalaniana‘ole Park in Hilo will be temporarily closed from October 30, 2019 to November 29, 2019 for clearing and maintenance of overgrown foliage, bushes, tall weeds and non-native trees near the shoreline. The park will be open on the weekends […]

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2019-2020 Game Bird Hunting Season opens through January 2020

October 29, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE (Honolulu)-The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) announces the opening of the 2019-2020 Game Bird Hunting Season on Saturday, November 2, 2019.  The fall game bird hunting season will run through Sunday, January 25, 2020.  A valid hunting license and a game bird stamp are required for all game bird hunting on public […]

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Police DUI stats for the week of October 21-27, 2019

October 28, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE During the week of October 21, 2019, through October 27, 2019, Hawai`i Island Police arrested thirteen (13) motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic accident. One of the drivers was under the age of 21.    So far this year, there have […]

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More Hawaii residents hold a college degree

October 28, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiʻi continues to make progress toward its goal of having 55 percent of working age adults (ages 25-64) with a two-or four-year college degree by the year 2025 to meet the state’s workforce needs of the future. The current percent of college degree holders in Hawaiʻi is 46.3 percent, up 1.4 percent from 2017. The 55 by […]

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