Destructive winter storm batters Oahu and Kaua’i on Christmas Day, Hawaii

Destructive winter storm batters Oahu and Kaua’i on Christmas Day, Hawaii

A destructive winter storm pounded the islands Oahu and Kuai in Hawaii on Christmas Day– Wednesday, December 25, 2019, which resulted in a landslide, knocked down trees, electricity disruption to over 18 000 customers, floods, and multiple traffic accidents….

Interactive geonarrative about the 2018 Kilauea eruption

Interactive geonarrative about the 2018 Kilauea eruption

An interactive online geonarrative about the 2018 Kilauea eruption has been launched by geologists. The site lets viewers re-live the event using an interactive timeline feature and an overview of the historic eruption. The experience is made even more fascinating…

Flossie weakens to a tropical depression, continues moving toward Hawaii

Flossie weakens to a tropical depression, continues moving toward Hawaii

Tropical Storm "Flossie" weakened to a tropical depression at 03:00 UTC on August 5, 2019, and continued moving closer to Hawaii. At the time, Flossie's center was located 565 km (350 miles) E of Hilo and 680 km (425 miles) ESE of Hana, Hawaii. Maximum…

Massive wildfire on Hawaii’s Maui Island

Massive wildfire on Hawaii’s Maui Island

A wildfire that broke out on Hawaii's Maui Island at 10:30 LT on July 11, 2019 spread to 4 040 ha (10 000 acres) by Friday morning. Thousands of people were forced to evacuate but were allowed to return after conditions improved. The fire grew out of control by…

Mauna Loa volcano Alert Level and Aviation Color Code raised, Hawaii

Mauna Loa volcano Alert Level and Aviation Color Code raised, Hawaii

Earthquake and ground deformation rates at Mauna Loa Volcano have exceeded long term background levels over the past several months, forcing the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory to raise the Alert Level to Advisory and the Aviation Color Code to Yellow. All communities…

Increased seismicity and ground deformation at Mauna Loa volcano, Hawaii

Increased seismicity and ground deformation at Mauna Loa volcano, Hawaii

Activity at Hawaiian Mauna Loa volcano has risen to levels comparable to a higher period of activity between 2014 and 2017, HVO scientists said. The last eruption at the volcano took place in 1984. While there is no cause for alarm, those signs of higher activity…

Shallow M5.5 earthquake hits near Kilauea volcano, Hawaii

Shallow M5.5 earthquake hits near Kilauea volcano, Hawaii

A shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M5.5 hit the Hilina Region of Kilauea volcano, Hawai'i Island at 10:55 UTC (00:55 local time) on March 13, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 5.9 km (3.6 miles). The epicenter was located 8 km (5 miles) N of…

Hawaii officially sets new 24-hour precipitation record for United States

Hawaii officially sets new 24-hour precipitation record for United States

Heavy rains and convection across eastern and northern parts of the island of Kauai, Hawai‘i resulted in multiple reports of very heavy rainfall and flooding on April 14 to 15, 2018. In 24-hours to 12:35 HST, April 15, Waipa Garden in Kauai recorded 1 262.1 mm…