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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.

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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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Kelvin “Monster” Udac

Police are searching for a man wanted on numerous warrants

October 28, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Kelvin “Monster” Udac The Area II Special Enforcement Unit is requesting assistance in locating Kelvin “Monster” Udac, a 39- year-old male known to frequent the Kaʻū area.  He is wanted on numerous outstanding bench warrants. Udac is described as being 5-feet-5-inches, 175 pounds & has many visible tattoos on his entire body.   […]

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AstroDay and Robotics Festival in Kona Sunday (Nov 3)

October 28, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE AstroDay returns to West Hawaiʻi in November, hosted by Kealakehe High School in conjunction with their 9th Annual Hawaii Island Robotics Expo and Showcase (HI-RES) on Sunday, November 3 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Observatories from Maunakea and Haleakala will be represented, as well as other technology, education, and cultural organizations. Highlights […]

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Celebrate Arbor Day, Plant A Tree

Hawaii Arbor Day events statewide November 1-2, 2019

October 27, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Celebrate Arbor Day, Plant A Tree On November 2nd, thousands of trees will be given away on Hawaii’s 51st annual Arbor Day. The Kaulunani Urban and Community Forestry Program will be supporting a total of five Arbor Day giveaway events. Kaulunani is part of the DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) and […]

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35th Annual Law Enforcement and Security Awards Officer Alric Dalere (center) Honored

Police Officer Alric Dalere honored

October 25, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE 35th Annual Law Enforcement and Security Awards Officer Alric Dalere (center) Honored On October 24, 2019, the 35th Annual Law Enforcement and Security Awards Banquet was held at the Ala Moana Hotel on Oahu. This banquet is held to recognize excellence in the field of law enforcement and security. Hawai‘i Police Department Officer Alric […]

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Reckless driving leads to firearms and ammunition arrests by police

October 25, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE Justin PaishonRaina Kaupu Hawaiʻi Island Police have arrested and charged a Hawaiian Paradise Park couple with firearms offenses that occurred on (October 9). Police were patrolling the Hawaiian Paradise Park area when they observed a sedan almost crash into their police vehicle on Old Beach Road in the Puna District. Police stopped the […]

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Nile Talpia in Hilo

Wailoa River & Waiākea stream & pond overwhelmed with Nile Tilapia

October 25, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE (Hilo) – With the naked eye, you can see large schools of Nile tilapia in Hawai‘i Island’s Wailoa River system including its tributary Waiākea Stream and Waiākea Pond which sits in the middle of Wailoa River State Park in Hilo. Two years ago, this species of tilapia was reclassified by the State Board […]

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Police warrants list for Friday, October 25, 2019

October 25, 2019

MEDIA RELEASE As of Friday, October 25, 2019, the following individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants: This is the official list from the Hawaii County Police Department Police ask that anyone who knows the whereabouts of a person on this list call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. […]

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