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Ex-boyfriend of missing Maui woman named 'person of interest' - Hawaii News Now

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Maui Police have officially named Bernard Brown a 'person of interest' in the case of a missing woman.
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Here's another strange and disturbing case.  Maui police say Bernard Brown is a "person of interest" in the disappearance of Moreira Monsalve, a mother of three children, who hasn't been seen since 12 January 2014.  Brown was the last person to see her alive.  Her purse and other items were found were found in a dumpster near the Polipoli Recreation Area.  Aloha, Russ.

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Promised Land: Will Kahoolawe Ever Be Saved? - Honolulu Civil Beat

Promised Land: Will Kahoolawe Ever Be Saved? - Honolulu Civil Beat | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
Hardpan stretches across Kaneloa in central Kahoolawe, which loses 1.9 million tons of soil due to erosion each year.
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HONOKANAIA, KAHOOLAWE — The aging military truck shudders as it lurches over the rocky trail.
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The Kahoolawe Island Restoration Commission has a tough job ahead:  how to clean up the former naval bombing range with a steadily decreasing budget.  A volunteer staff of 18 manages to continue the arduous task of making the island safe for Native Hawaiian cultural uses after years of abuse from the weather and mankind.  The Restoration Commission will ask  the state Legislature next year to appropriate more funds to continue the clean up of unexploded ordnance on the island and in its surrounding waters. The U.S. Navy has discontinued its bomb removal efforts, so that daunting task will fall to volunteers willing to risk their lives to restore the island.  Why not recruit prisoners for the task?  Perhaps a stint on Kahoolawe could be exchanged for a reduction in prison time.  Aloha, Russ.

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Last at-bat for Batter's Box Hawaii - Hawaii News Now

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It's the only mechanized indoor batting cage facility on Oahu, and now it's closed.
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Jim Koishigawa's labor of love has come to an end with the closing of Oahu's only enclosed batting cage facility at Kalaeloa. Koishigawa ran the facility with his son as an effort to bond family members to their community and teach basic batting skills to area children.  With Jim's son mainland-bound for another job, Koishigawa said running the batting cage proved to be a difficult task.  Two potential buyers have expressed interest in buying the facility. If the sale falls through, Koishigawa will close the facility for good.  Aloha, Russ.

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Police identify 16-year-old suspect in Big Island machete attack - Hawaii News Now

Police identify 16-year-old suspect in Big Island machete attack - Hawaii News Now | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
It turns out a Big Island man isn't the prime suspect in a machete attack.
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Hawaii Island police say the man originally charged with a machete attack isn't the prime suspect in the attempted murder case.  The charge has been transferred from Atkinson Nakashima to his younger brother, who severely injured the victim.  Investigators say the 16-year-old suspect "came up from behind when he saw his brother was starting to lose a fight with the victim."  The older Nakashima now only faces a charge of assault.  Aloha, Russ.

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Volcanoes National Park re-opening #Hawaii | Hawaii Newz

Volcanoes National Park re-opening #Hawaii http://t.co/qws2k1TswZ
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Almost all of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has been reopended following the passage of Hurricane Ana.  Some portions of the Kahuku remain closed because of fallen trees across trails.  Aloha, Russ.

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Lava flow front remains stalled.

Only slight movement noted since Sunday.

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Source:  Hawaii Tribune-Herald/Hawaii County Civil Defense.

Reporter:  Colin M. Stewart.

 

According to Hawaii County Civil Defense Administrator Darryl Oliveira, the leading edge of the June 27 lava flow "has remained at a standstill."  Oliveira added that "(Monday) morning's overflight of the flow showed that it hadn't moved...the activity on that flow front has also been pretty minimal."  The front of the slowly moving flow is about 0.8 miles from Apa'a Road on the edge of Pahoa Town.  Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists say a finger of the lava flow had "advanced about 30 yards since Sunday."  Aloha, Russ.

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Survey: More than 1K cats near Maui bird sanctuary

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Researchers are concerned about the number of cats near a Maui wildlife sanctuary that's home to endangered birds.
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A survey conducted on behalf of the Maui Chapter of the Humane Society of the United States found more than 1,000 "free roaming and feral cats" in Iao Valley and near the Kanaha Pond State Wildlife Sanctuary.  The survey concluded that feral cat populations should be controlled to ensure the survival of native species in the sanctuary area.  Although Maui has a cat sterilization program, there are several pockets of feral cats which have not been reached.  This untouched reservoir of feral cats will continue to endanger native birds unless a more aggressive sterilization effort is carried out.  Aloha, Russ.

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Surfer fends off shark attack with fist, board

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A man surfing with his three young sons used his fist and surfboard to fend off a shark attack in waters off Maui that were rough and murky from a hurricane that churned passed Hawaii over the weekend.
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According to the Associated Press, the encounter and another one on Monday prompted state officials to again warn people to stay our of murky water after a hurricane  that churned past the state.  Kaleo Roberston was among a group of about 20 people surfing Saturday at a site known as Freight Trains, off Maalaea, in 3 to 4-foot waves.  He was holding one of his 8-year-old twins when a 12 to 14 foot tiger shark appeared.  Roberston said he saw a massive open mouth and teeth a few feet from him.  Roberston slid off his board to put it between him and the shark.  He then punched and kicked predator..A friend, John Patao was nearby and helped get his sons to safety, and then he and Roberston made it to shore together.  Aloha, Russ.

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Aerosmith star encourages Maui drug court graduates

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Although he performed before a crowd of 20,000 a few nights ago, rock 'n' roll superstar Steven Tyler admitted to a touch of nerves as he addressed 11 Maui Drug Court graduates and their families Thursday afternoon in 2nd Circuit Court.
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On Thursday, Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler gave the performance of his life as he addressed graduates of the Maui Drug Court.  Tyler told graduates and family members that "I am also a drug addict and alcoholic and fighting it every day." Tyler told the 11 graduates of the Drug Court program that they should continue in their recovery by attending AA and support group meetings as he does.  Family members embraced Tyler as he talked personally with those finishing the program.  Tyler said it was important not to give up and to value the support shown by family and friends. A great message from one of rock's iconic performers.  Aloha, Russ.

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Hawaii Residents Relax as Hurricane Threat Eases - ABC News

Hawaii Residents Relax as Hurricane Threat Eases - ABC News | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
Hawaii residents started to relax Sunday after days of keeping a cautious eye on Hurricane Ana, which was downgraded by late afternoon into a tropical storm.
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The state of Hawaii dodged the proverbial "bullet" over the weekend, as Hurricane Ana was downgraded to a tropical storm and began pulling away from the state.  In her wake, Ana left higher than normal surf, gusty winds, minor flooding, and road closures.  Most county beach parks were reopened Sunday.  Now, Puna residents on Hawaii Island can refocus their attention on the June 27 lava flow which has stalled a short distance from Apaa Road near Pahoa.  This has been an exciting year for Hawaii Island residents.  Aloha, Russ.

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County of Hawaii - Civil Defense Alerts and Information

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Flood Advisory Information Update For Sunday October 19th At 8:15am

This is a Flood Advisory Information update for Sunday October 19th at 8:15am.

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Advisory for the Island of Hawaii effective through 10:15am this morning.  Heavy rains are being reported in various parts of the island and flood conditions may be expected.

All roads are open at this time however motorists are advised to drive with caution and to be prepared for hazardous conditions and to avoid driving through runoff and ponding on roadways.

 All County and State Parks have been reopened today however camping remains restricted until tomorrow Monday October 20th.

  In addition, all schools will be open tomorrow Monday October 20th.

 

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Hurricane Ana Update for Saturday October 18, 2014 at 5:00 am

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ERUPTION INFORMATION UPDATE FOR 10/18/14 AT 10:30 AM

This is an eruption and lava flow Information Update for Saturday October 18th at 10:30 am.

This morning’s assessment shows that the flow front remains stalled and no advancement since yesterday. The flow remains approximately 0.6 miles from the Apa’a Street area near the Pahoa Transfer Station. There was very little burning activity and light to moderate rain in the area. Smoke conditions were light to moderate this morning with light winds.

Current flow activity does not pose an immediate threat to area communities and no evacuation is needed at this time. Area residents will be given adequate notice to safely evacuate should that be necessary. 

The public is reminded that the flow is not visible and cannot be accessed from any public areas.   Access to the Kaohe Homesteads subdivision will remain restricted to area residents only. 

We would like to thank everyone for your patience and understanding and your cooperation and assistance is greatly appreciated. 


Civil Defense Lava Flow Overview Map - Updated 10/18/14 at 7:00 am

Civil Defense Lava Flow Map - Updated 10/18/14 at 7:00 am

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Mayor's Proclamation From October 16, 2014

Supplementary Proclamation effective October 16, 2014 prohibiting access to the Railroad Alternative Emergency Route and the Chain of Craters Alternative Emergency Route.

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Mayor's Proclamation From October 15, 2014

State of Emergency exists on the Hawaii Island, Effective Wednesday, 10/15/2014  and continuing thereon for 60 days or until further act.

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Mayor's Proclamation From September 4, 2014

June 27th Lava Flow Proclamation for Hawaii Island, Effective Thursday, 09/04/2014 and continuing thereon for 60 days or until further act.

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Mayor's Proclamation From August 7, 2014

State of Emergency exists on the Hawaii Island, Effective 6:00 AM   Thursday, 08/07/2014  and continuing thereon for 60 days or until further act.

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Here's the latest road, lava flow, and Hurricane Ana update from Hawaii County Civil Defense.  Hurricane Ana is moving to the northwest, missing most of Hawaii with its high winds and pounding surf.  Some heavy showers are expected as Ana moves away from the state.  Although the flood advisory was cancelled Sunday morning, motorists should still be aware of ponding on roadways and minor flooding in low-lying areas.  Aloha, Russ.

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Lava flow front remains stalled.

Flow remains approximately 0.6 miles from Apaa Street.

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Source:  Hawaii Tribune-Herald/Hawaii County Civil Defense.

 

Hawaii County Civil Defense reported on Saturday that  the front of the June 27 lava flow remains stalled about 0.6 mile from Apaa Street near the Pahoa Transfer Station.  Current flow activity does not pose an immediate threat to area communities and no evacuation order has been given.  Area residents will be given adequate notice to safely evacuate should that be necessary.  Civil Defense officials remind residents that the flow is not visible and cannot be accessed from any public area.  Access to Kaohe Homesteads subdivision remains restricted to area residents only.  Aloha, Russ.

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County of Hawaii - Civil Defense Alerts and Information

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Here's the current Hawaii County Civil Defense road, hurricane, and lava report.  Aloha, Russ.

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Health Department discusses cesspools on Hawaii Island.

New rules proposed by state Health Department.

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Source:  Stephens Media Hawaii.

Reporter:  Nancy Cook Lauer.

 

Most of the people attending a Thursday evening meeting about new rules aimed at reducing cesspools in the state agreed that protecting ground water was important for the state.  According to reporter Nancy Cook Lauer, about 40 people attended the Hilo meeting and asked health officials to take less "draconian" measures to eliminate cesspools.  In general, however, most of those testifying felt something had to be done about possible water contamination from cesspools.  Proposed rules would require property owners to convert cesspools to septic systems within 180 days after the sale of property and reduce from 50 to 15 the number of dwellings in a subdivision before a centralized septic system is required.  Aloha, Russ.

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Debris Mass in Huge Sinkhole Shows Hawaii's Tsunami Risk: Study - NBC News

Debris Mass in Huge Sinkhole Shows Hawaii's Tsunami Risk: Study - NBC News | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
A massive earthquake strikes Alaska’s Aleutian Chain, spawning a 30-foot-high tsunami that blasts onto Hawaii’s shore and fills a huge sinkhole with debris. ...
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A portent of things to come.  Recent evidence suggests that Hawaii has experienced several devastating tsunamis in its past.  The catastrophic scenario could happen again if a severe earthquake rolls out of the Aleutian Islands.  Aloha, Russ.

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10/21/2014 -- Large blast of Lava , and Lavic lake drain @ Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii

10/21/2014 -- Large blast of Lava , and Lavic lake drain @ Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
It appears my previous post from yesterday regarding Pu'u O'o / Kilauea might not have been too far off from point. Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii had a fairly large explosion, and lava draining event o...
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While most attention focuses on the slowly advancing June 27 lava flow, there has been a round of lava fireworks at the upper level Kilauea Volcano.  Check out this USGS photo.  Kilauea has been erupting since 1983.  Aloha, Russ.

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Ana downgraded to tropical storm #Hawaii | Hawaii Newz

Ana downgraded to tropical storm #Hawaii http://t.co/wbos4CAYe4
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Hurricane Ana has been downgraded to a tropical storm as it tracks northwest of Hawaii.  Only the northwestern  Hawaiian Islands, a Nature Sanctuary, remain in danger. Aloha, Russ.

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Native Hawaiian Nation Building with Derek Kauanoe of OHA

Host Kennth Lawson speaks with Derek Kauanoe (Governance Manager, Office of Hawaiian Affairs) about native Hawaiian nation building in Hawaii.
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Interesting interview between Kenneth Lawson and OHA Governance Manager, Derek Kauanoe about the creation of a native Hawaiian government in Hawaii.  Aloha, Russ.

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Disney sails for the South Seas

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Maui the demigod, a young navigator named Moana and the world of ancient Oceania will be the focus of a new animated feature from Walt Disney Animation Studios, according to a release from the studio Monday.
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Disney Animation Studios says it's working on a new Hawaii-themed comedy adventure called "Moana"-- a story involving the demigod Maui and a young teenage navigator seeking to "fulfill her ancestors' quest."  The animated film incorporates Polynesian legends and folklore as it sends the unlikely duo across Oceania to find Hawaii.  The film should be in theaters by the end of 2016.  Aloha, Russ.

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Honolulu International the third-worst airport

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Hawaii's main airport is the third-worst in North America in a recent survey of travelers.
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According to the online travel site www.sleepinginairports.com, the Honolulu International Airport came in third behind La Guardia International Airport in New York and the Los Angeles International Airport.  The travel site said Honolulu International Airport lacked Wi-Fi, had only a limited offering of shops and restaurants, played the same music over the intercom, and only opened boarding gates just before departure.  Aloha, Russ.

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Marine accused in Philippine killing tests U.S. ties

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Inside a funeral parlor, a Filipino mother sits and weeps next to a coffin containing the body of her daughter and demands answers. On a hulking American assault ship moored at a nearby port sits a man who might have them -- a U.S.
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U.S. authorities are cooperating in the investigation and have ordered the accused killer's ship to stay at Subic Bay Freeport, about 50 miles northwest of Manila until the invesigation is finished.  The killing of Jennifer Laude, a 26-year-old transgender whose former name was Jeffrey, has sparked public outrage in the Philippines and revived a debate over the U.S. military presence in a country seen by Washington as a major ally in Southeast Asia.  Philippine police have identified the suspect as U.S. Marine Pfc Joseph Scott Pemberton.  American investigators have worked with local police, but have not made public any details surrounding the case.  Aloha, Russ.

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Florence scores Perfect 10 at Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal

Florence scores Perfect 10 at Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal | PRG HAWAII NEWS WITH RUSS ROBERTS | Scoop.it
Hawaii's John John Florence scored the first Perfect 10 of this year's Moche Rip Curl Pro in Portugal Sunday, winning the heat and advancing to Round 4.
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Great performance by Hawaii surfer John John Florence at the Moche Rip Curl Pro in Portugal this past Sunday.  His perfect 10 advances him to Round 4 of international competition.  Aloha, Russ.

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Most of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Reopened

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Most of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has reopened after it was closed as a precaution because of an approaching hurricane. Officials closed the park Friday in anticipation of Hurricane Ana. Parts of it re-opened Saturday.
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Now that Hurricane Ana has been downgraded to a tropical storm and is moving away from the state, officials have reopened most of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to visitors.  A few trails and campsites deep within the park are still closed, pending inspection by park rangers.  Aloha, Russ.

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HVO Kilauea Status

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Recent Kilauea Status Reports, Updates, and Information Releases
HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY DAILY UPDATE
Sunday, October 19, 2014 9:03 AM HST (Sunday, October 19, 2014 19:03 UTC)


This report on the status of Kilauea volcanic activity, in addition to maps, photos, and Webcam images (available at http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/activity/kilaueastatus.php), was prepared by the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO). All times are Hawai`i Standard Time.

KILAUEA VOLCANO (VNUM #332010)
19°25'16" N 155°17'13" W, Summit Elevation 4091 ft (1247 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WARNING
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

Activity Summary: Kīlauea continued to erupt at its summit and within the East Rift Zone, and gas emissions remained elevated. Slow inflation at the summit switched to deflation early this morning, and the summit lava lake was at a relatively steady level. At the middle East Rift Zone, the June 27th flow remains active, with breakouts scattered near its front and about mid-way along its length.

June 27th Lava Flow Observations: Glow from the June 27th flow was visible overnight via webcam, indicating that the flow remains active near its front and mid-way along its length. A Civil Defense overflight yesterday morning found no significant flow advancement, and the distal tip of the flow was still about 1.3 km (0.8 miles) from Apaʻa St/Cemetery Rd, as measured along the steepest-descent line that the flow has been following.

Puʻu ʻŌʻō Observations: No significant change in eruptive activity was recorded at Puʻu ʻŌʻō over the past day. Variations in ground tilt recorded by the tiltmeter at Puʻu ʻŌʻō were primarily caused by heavy rainfall. Seismic tremor has been low and relatively constant. Glow was visible overnight above several outgassing openings in the crater floor. The most recent sulfur-dioxide emission-rate measurement for the East Rift Zone was 450 tonnes per day (from all sources) on October 9, 2014.

Summit Observations: Gradual inflation switched to deflation at about 3 AM this morning. The lava lake level was relatively steady, generally fluctuating between about 55 and 60 m (180-200 ft) below the rim of the Overlook crater (the floor of Halemaʻumaʻu) in response to variations in spattering on the lake surface. A huge slice of the inner ledge of juvenile lava, frozen onto the wall of the Overlook crater around the lava lake, collapsed into the lake at about 0630 AM this morning, causing several minutes of intense, low-level spattering around the lake margin.

A cluster of small seismic events occurred at a shallow level beneath Kīlauea's upper East Rift Zone at about the time that ground tilt switched from inflation to deflation. Such behavior is fairly common. Seismic tremor beneath the summit remained low and varied with changes in spattering on the surface of the lava lake. GPS receivers spanning the summit caldera recorded about 5 cm (2 in) of extension between early May and early July. Since then, little significant extension or contraction has occurred. The most recent sulfur-dioxide emission rate measurements for the summit were 3,600–5,200 tonnes/day (see caveat below) for the week ending September 30, 2014. A small amount of particulate material was carried aloft by the plume.
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Here's the latest eruption and lava flow information from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.  There hasn't been much forward movement in the June 27 lava flow since Saturday.  Aloha, Russ.

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Hurricane Ana Dumps Rains, Passes Honolulu - NBC News

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Heavy rain caused by Hurricane Ana flooded some roads on Hawaii’s Big Island Saturday, but tropical storm warnings were lifted for some parts of the state as...
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According to Hawaii County Civil Defense, Hurricane Ana passed about 150 miles south of South Point and left flooding and heavy showers in her wake.  Hawaii County Civil Defense Administrator Darryl Oliveira said "We did have some flooding on Highway 11...we had a couple of trees go down but no property damage."  Officials closed Highway 11 between the 57- and 58-mile markers in the Kawa Flats area at around 6 p.m. Saturday.  The road remained closed most of the day.  Oliveira told reporter John Burnett that "there was also some trouble with ponidng on Kalanianaole Avenue near the Port of Hilo."  A flash flood watch for Hawaii Island was lifted at 6:00 a.m. Sunday.  Aloha, Russ.

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HVO Kilauea Status

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Recent Kilauea Status Reports, Updates, and Information Releases
HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY DAILY UPDATE
Saturday, October 18, 2014 9:24 AM HST (Saturday, October 18, 2014 19:24 UTC)


This report on the status of Kilauea volcanic activity, in addition to maps, photos, and Webcam images (available at http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/activity/kilaueastatus.php), was prepared by the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO). All times are Hawai`i Standard Time.

KILAUEA VOLCANO (VNUM #332010)
19°25'16" N 155°17'13" W, Summit Elevation 4091 ft (1247 m)
Current Volcano Alert Level: WARNING
Current Aviation Color Code: ORANGE

Activity Summary: Kīlauea continued to erupt at its summit and within the East Rift Zone, and gas emissions remained elevated. There was slow inflation at the summit over the past day, and the summit lava lake was at a relatively steady level. At the middle East Rift Zone, the June 27th flow remains active, though at a relatively low level, with most breakouts scattered from the front to about 2 km (1.2 miles) upslope.

June 27th Lava Flow Observations: Webcams monitoring the June 27th flow recorded incandescence during the few sporadic breaks in the weather that occurred overnight, indicating that the flow remains active. When the flow was observed yesterday morning (October 17), the barely active flow front was about 1.3 km (0.8 miles) from Apaʻa St/Cemetery Rd, as measured along the steepest-descent line that the flow has been following, and small breakouts were scattered across the surface of the flow up to about 2 km (1.2 miles) upslope from the front. The amount of lava flowing through the tube system was found to be at the lowest level measured so far for this flow. Though the flow was not directly observed this morning, we expect little change to have occurred overnight, especially given the lack of any significant geophysical changes.

Puʻu ʻŌʻō Observations: No significant change in eruptive activity was recorded at Puʻu ʻŌʻō over the past day. An inflationary tilt signal caused by heavy rainfall dominates the tiltmeter record. Seismic tremor has been low and relatively constant. Glow was visible during breaks in the weather overnight above several outgassing openings in the crater floor. The most recent sulfur-dioxide emission-rate measurement for the East Rift Zone was 450 tonnes per day (from all sources) on October 9, 2014.

Summit Observations: The summit inflated slowly over the past day, and the lava lake level was around 60 m (200 ft) below the rim of the Overlook crater (the floor of Halemaʻumaʻu) during that period, with small fluctuations caused by variations in spattering on the lake surface.

Deep tremor south of Pāhala, which had been recorded over the past week, was not recorded over the past day. Otherwise, there were no significant changes in seismicity beneath Kīlauea in the past 24 hours, and seismic tremor beneath the summit remained low and varied with changes in spattering on the surface of the lava lake. GPS receivers spanning the summit caldera recorded about 5 cm (2 in) of extension between early May and early July. Since then, little significant extension or contraction has occurred. The most recent sulfur-dioxide emission rate measurements for the summit were 3,600–5,200 tonnes/day (see caveat below) for the week ending September 30, 2014. A small amount of particulate material was carried aloft by the plume.
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Here's the current eruptive and lava flow situation from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.  The June 27 lava flow has slowed down considerably, but it's still considered active and a potential threat to Pahoa Town.  Aloha, Russ.

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