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Kilauea volcano: Helicopter evacuation ready as eruption of lava continues from multiple points, Hawaii

U.S. Marine Helicopters are ready to evacuate residents of Hawaiian Big Island as lava flows stream into the ocean and molten rock and huge cracks threaten to block their final escape route. Some 2 000 people have faced mandatory evacuations while another 2 000 may...

May 25, 2018

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Kilauea volcano eruption update: Gas emissions tripled, blue burning flame of methane gas observed, Hawaii

The moderate-level eruption of lava continues from multiple points along the central and northeast end of the active fissure system. Volcanic gas emissions have tripled as a result of the voluminous eruptions from the erupting fissures so SO2 concentrations are...

May 24, 2018

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Kilauea volcano update: eruption of lava and ground cracking continues, short-lived explosion at Halema'uma'u

A moderate-level eruption of lava continues from multiple points along the central and northeast end of the active fissure system at Hawaiian Kilauea volcano. Residents in lower Puna should remain informed and heed Hawaii County Civil Defense closures, warnings, and...

May 19, 2018

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Strong explosion at Kilauea volcano sends ash up to 9.1 km (30 000 feet) a.s.l., Hawaii

A strong explosion took place at the Overlook vent within Halemaumau crater at Kilauea volcano's summit about 04:15 HST (14:15 UTC) on May 17, 2018, ejecting ash up to 9.1 km (30 000 feet) above sea level. The Aviation Color Code is at Red. Continued emissions...

May 17, 2018

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Kilauea volcano eruption update: Aviation color code red issued

At 23:23 UTC on May 15, USGS volcanologists upgraded Kilauea's warning code from orange to red, because of increased ash emissions from the summit crater. Aircraft traveling near Hawaii are warned to avoid small ash clouds. As of early May 15 (local time, UTC...

May 16, 2018

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Kilauea update: New fissure, air quality concerns, and two Volcanic Ash Advisories

The eruption of lava continues from multiple points along the northeast end of the active fissure system. Residents in lower Puna are advised to remain informed and heed Hawaii County Civil Defense closures, warnings, and messages. A new eruption began around 08:00...

May 15, 2018

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Kilauea volcano update: 18 fissures so far, state of emergency declared

Three new fissures have opened up in Kilauea's ongoing East Rift eruption, bringing the total number of eruptive to 18 so far. Spattering is noted, forcing some local residents to evacuate, and the USGS warns that more activity is likely along the rift. This...

May 13, 2018

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Kilauea volcano eruption update: 11th fissure opens, 30 homes destroyed, Hawaii

The intermittent eruption of lava in the Leilani Estates subdivision in the lower East Rift Zone of Kīlauea Volcano accompanied by toxic fumes and fountains up to 100 m (330 feet) high continues. A total of 11 fissures have emerged and 30 homes have been destroyed...

May 07, 2018

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Very strong M6.9 earthquake strikes Hawaii, strongest since 1975

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.9 hit Hawaii at 22:32 UTC (12:32 local time) on May 4, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 5 km (3.1 miles). M5.4 earthquake occurred in the same region just a few hours before M6.9, as well as...

May 05, 2018

Changes on Kilauea Volcano East Rift Zone april 30 2018

Kilauea crater floor collapse, seismicity and deformation at elevated levels

A collapse of the Puʻu ʻŌʻō crater floor on Monday, May 1, 2018 on Kīlauea Volcano’s East Rift Zone has prompted increases in seismicity and deformation along a large section of the rift zone, with seismicity currently occurring as far east as Highway...

May 02, 2018

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Kilauea volcano: Magma system becomes increasingly pressurized, Hawaii

Observations and measurements of the Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō eruption on Kīlauea Volcano’s East Rift Zone during the past month suggest that the magma system beneath Pu‘u ‘Ō‘ō has become increasingly pressurized, the Hawaiian Volcano...

April 19, 2018

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Record-shattering rains trigger destructive floods in Hawaii, 699 mm (27 inches) in 24 hours

An upper level low west of Kauai and ample deep moisture have worked together to produce record-shattering rains in parts of Hawaii over the weekend. At least two homes were swept away by raging floodwaters and dozens more damaged. The hardest-hit area is between...

April 16, 2018

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Floods and landslides as record rain hits Hawaii

Several days of heavy rain caused widespread flooding on Maui and the Big Island, Hawaii this week. Heavy rains started Tuesday night but the worst hit Wednesday, December 20. According to NWS, Kahului Airport recorded nearly 67 mm (2.65 inches) of rainfall in 1...

December 22, 2017

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Heavy rainfall floods Hawaii, early season snowfall at volcanic peaks

Volcanic summits on Hawaii's Big Island are experiencing a mix of snow and rain accompanied by gusty winds. At the same time, heavy rainfall is falling on the rest of the state, forcing authorities to issue flash and areal flood warnings, watches and advisories....

November 30, 2017

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Tsunami reveals human noise pollution in Hawaiian waters

A tsunami that struck Hawaii in 2011 and caused a temporary halt to boat traffic has provided scientists a rare glimpse into what the bays might sound like without human activities. The tsunami, triggered by the same earthquake that caused the Fukushima nuclear...

November 04, 2017

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Powerful storm hits Hawaii, leaves 150 000 without power in Maui

A powerful storm hit Hawaii late Monday, October 23 into Tuesday, October 24 with powerful winds, numerous lightning strikes and heavy rain that knocked out power to the entire island of Maui. At least one teenage girl has been injured after a tree fell on a bus...

October 25, 2017

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Huge new lava outbreak at Kilauea volcano, Hawaii

A huge new outbreak just above the pali to the south of the Kilauea's 61g flow is sending many lava streams downslope, Tropical Visions videographer Mick Kalber and the Paradise Helicopters crew reported after an overflight on March 2, 2017. “Truly an...

March 08, 2017

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Severe storm hits Hawaii, dumps heavy rain and snow

Hawaii has been hit with sustained blizzard conditions that have dumped over 20 cm (8 inches) of snow onto its mountain peaks late Tuesday into early Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Blizzard warning for Mauna Kea and its sister peak Mauna Loa was canceled Thursday. While...

March 03, 2017

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Collapse of the cliff poses an extreme danger - Kilauea, Hawaii

Kīlauea Volcano's episode 61g lava flow is still active and entering the ocean at Kamokuna on the volcano's south coast. Recent observations of the ocean entry indicate growing instability of the adjacent sea cliff. A potential collapse of the cliff poses...

February 03, 2017

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The probability of mega-earthquake in the Aleutian Islands and its impacts on Hawai'i

In a new study, the scientists from the University of Hawai'i at Mãnoa (UHM) have calculated a 9% chance that an M9.0+ earthquake will occur in the Aleutian Islands over the next 50 years. An event of such force would affect over 300 000 people and be...

May 13, 2016

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Biodiversity research in Hawai'i shows the Earth is facing it's 'sixth mass extinction'

The extinction crisis in Hawai'i, which has even been labeled as the "extinction capital of the world" has been the research focus of the international team of scientists from the Pacific Biosciences Research Center (PBRC) of the University of Hawai'i

August 12, 2015

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Tropical Storm "Guillermo" nears Hawaii

Weakening Tropical Storm "Guillermo" is expected to pass north of Hawaii on August 5 and 6, 2015. NWS Central Pacific Hurricane Center in Honolulu issued a tropical storm watch for Hawaii and Maui counties, including the islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai and

August 04, 2015

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Hurricane "Ana" spinning south of Hawaii

Tropical Storm "Ana" reached hurricane status on Friday, October 17, and approached the Big Island of Hawaii late evening. Ana is currently producing high waves along some shorelines. Heavy rains prompted a flood advisory, strong winds caused officials to

October 18, 2014

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Tropical Storm "Ana" heading toward Hawaii

A Tropical Storm Watch was issued yesterday for Hawaii County, Hawaii, as Tropical Storm "Ana" continues on its path toward the islands. Heavy rainfall is expected to reach the Big Island on Friday, October 17, 2014 causing life-threatening flash floods and mu

October 17, 2014

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Kilauea lava flow advances toward populated areas, Hawaii

Hawaii issued a state of emergency for its Kilauea Volcano on September 4, 2014. As the lava flow that started during the June 27th eruption continues to advance toward populated areas residents are urged to finalize their evacuation plans.Potentially-lethal concentrati

September 19, 2014

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Tropical Storm "Iselle" hits Hawaii, brings heavy rain and strong winds

Hurricane "Iselle" weakened to a tropical storm while approaching the island of Hawaii on Thursday August 7, 2014. As a tropical storm Iselle still contained some heavy rain showers and strong winds when it hit the big island early Friday, August 8. It downed

August 08, 2014

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Double trouble - Hawaii braces for hurricanes "Iselle" and "Julio"

NOAA's Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC) issued a Tropical Storm Watch for Hawaii and Maui Counties in Hawaii on August 6 at 12:00 UTC as hurricanes "Iselle" and "Julio" continued on their path toward the islands. Weathe

August 07, 2014

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Swarm of deep earthquakes recorded at Kilauea volcano, Hawaii

A swarm of very deep earthquakes was recorded in last 24 hours in the area of Punalu`u on the south-west flank of Kilauea volcano, Hawaii. The following map shows earthquakes registered in last 7 days (February 20 - 27, 2014). Orange markers show

February 27, 2014

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Hawaii's 'Big Island' passes bill forbidding biotechnology companies, GMOs

Legislation outlawing all future plantings of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs) as well as the very companies that manufacture and spread them has become law on Hawaii's "Big Island" following the historic passage of Bill 113. According to reports,

December 10, 2013

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Kaua'i city council slaps down Monsanto with unprecedented new restrictions on GMOs and toxic pesticides

A milestone has just been achieved on the island in Kaua'i, where the city council passed measure 2491 which places unprecedented new restrictions on toxic agricultural chemicals frequently used in conjunction with GMOs. Few people realize that Kaua'i is

October 18, 2013

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Hurricane Henriette moving away from Hawaii

Hurricane Henriette continues moving through the Eastern Pacific Ocean as Category 1 hurricane. According to latest public advisory issued by US National Hurricane Center (NHC), the center of Hurricane Henriette was located about 1285 miles (2065 km) E of Hilo,

August 08, 2013

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Tropical Storm Flossie crossing Hawaii Islands

Tropical Storm Flossie weakens as it approaches Maui County and The Big Island, entering the cooler waters surrounding Hawaii. Satellite loops suggest a rapid weakening trend with the low level center pulling away from the small area of convection southeast of the

July 29, 2013

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Tropical Storm Flossie heading toward Hawaii

Tropical system developed on July 25, 2013 in East Pacific gained more strength on its track toward Hawaii. Tropical Storm Flossie is now tracking west-northwestward towards the Hawaii and should reach the islands coast by the next two or three days. The

July 27, 2013

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Mild tsunami disrupted daily life on Hawaii

A mild tsunami hit Hawaii late Saturday after a powerful earthquake off the west coast of Canada, forcing a state-wide evacuation but apparently failing to cause major damage. Shortly after, forecasters at Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center lifted a tsunami

October 29, 2012

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70 percent of beaches eroding on Hawaiian islands Kauai, Oahu, and Maui

An assessment of coastal change over the past century has found 70 percent of beaches on the islands of Kaua'i, O'ahu, and Maui are undergoing long-term erosion, according to a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and University of Hawai'i (UH) report. Scientists from the

May 11, 2012

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Earthquake swarm under Mauna Kea volcano, Hawaii

An earthquake swarm occurred under Mauna Kea volcano (19.82 N, 155.47 W) in Hawaii on October 19, 2011. The largest earthquake was M4.5 at depth of 18 km, 9 km NE of the summit.Scientists say the earthquake was the largest in a cluster of about 20 earthquakes on the nor

October 20, 2011

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Kilauea crater lava lake grows

Lava is only present within Pu`u `O`o crater and the vent inset within the east wall and floor of the summit's Halema`uma`u Crater. The summit lava lake level falls and rises every 15 minutes. In the east rift zone, vents within Pu`u `O`o crater fed a lava lake...

May 31, 2011