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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.

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Little Fire Ants Awareness Forum in West Hawaii Thursday (Oct 24)

This community forum will focus on one of the world’s top 100 most invasive species, the Little Fire Ant (LFA).

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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House Passes Rep. Gabbard’s Bill to address America’s Nursing Needs

October 28, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Washington, DC—Monday (Oct 28), the House passed H.R.728, the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) and Rep. Dave Joyce (OH-14) who are co-chairs of Congressional Nursing Caucus. The bill would reauthorize federal funding for the nursing workforce and education programs to help grow and […]

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Women's Legislative Caucus Co-Convener (from left) Senators Laura H. Thielen and Rosalyn H. Baker, and Representatives Lauren Matsumoto and Linda Ichiyama inside the new Lactation Room.

Women’s Legislative Caucus Opens Lactation Room at State Capitol

October 28, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Women’s Legislative Caucus Co-Convener (from left) Senators Laura H. Thielen and Rosalyn H. Baker, and Representatives Lauren Matsumoto and Linda Ichiyama inside the new Lactation Room.Women’s Legislative Caucus members celebrate the blessing and opening of the new Lactation Room at the State Capitol. (From left) Rep. Linda Ichiyama, Rep. Lauren Matsumoto, Sen. Laura […]

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A convoy of military vehicles heads up Waikoloa Road Friday (May 27) on their way to Pohakuloa Training Area. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Military convoys between Kawaihae and PTA this week

October 28, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Tuesday (29 Oct.) there will be several military convoys traveling from Kawaihae to PTA between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Additionally, on 31 Oct. at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., there will be additional convoys traveling from Kawaihae to PTA. Convoy leadership are reminded to pay close attention to backlogs of Hawaii motorists […]

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Year-round Vehicle Disposal Assistance Program Starts Friday (Nov 1)

October 28, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE The County of Hawaiʻi Department of Environmental Management’s Derelict and Abandoned Vehicle Section announces its year-round Vehicle Disposal Assistance Program, beginning on November 1, 2019.  This Vehicle Disposal Assistance Program will assist registered vehicle owners with properly and legally disposing of unwanted vehicles, thereby reducing the number of derelict and abandoned vehicles discarded […]

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Elections commission holds meeting in Honolulu Tuesday (Oct 29)

October 28, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Pearl City, October 28, 2019: The Hawaii State Elections Commission will meet on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at State Office Tower, 235 South Beretania Street, Room 203, Honolulu. The Office of Elections will provide the commission with a status of operations update and the public will be provided the opportunity […]

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Road closure of one line in Waimea due to waterline construction

October 28, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE AFFECTED AREA: WAIMEA, SOUTH KOHALA, HAWAI‘I The Department of Water Supply will be working on Māmalahoa Highway (Highway 19) between Nohomalu Place and White Road (approximately between mile markers 53 and 54) on Tuesday, October 29, 2019, and Thursday, October 31, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., for the purpose of installing […]

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Average gas prices in Hawaii rise 2.9 cents per gallon the past week

October 28, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE (October 28, 2019) – Hawaii gas prices have risen 2.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.85/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 stations. Gas prices in Hawaii are 6.5 cents per gallon lower than a month ago, yet stand 19.8 cents per gallon lower than a year ago. […]

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