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

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…

Kilauea crater floor collapse, seismicity and deformation at elevated levels

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…

Kilauea volcano: Magma system becomes increasingly pressurized, Hawaii

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…

Floods and landslides as record rain hits Hawaii

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…

Heavy rainfall floods Hawaii, early season snowfall at volcanic peaks

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….

Tsunami reveals human noise pollution in Hawaiian waters

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…

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

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…

Huge new lava outbreak at Kilauea volcano, Hawaii

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…

Severe storm hits Hawaii, dumps heavy rain and snow

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…