3.3 Earthquake Follows the 4.7 – No Worry Folks… We Live on a Volcano!

Magnitude 3.3
Date-Time
Location 20.135°N, 156.058°W
Depth 0.2 km (~0.1 mile) (poorly constrained)
Region MAUI REGION, HAWAII
Distances
  • 26 km (16 miles) WSW (243°) from Hawi, HI
  • 28 km (18 miles) WSW (247°) from Kapaau, HI
  • 30 km (19 miles) NW (318°) from Puako, HI
  • 42 km (26 miles) WNW (287°) from Waimea, HI
  • 112 km (70 miles) WNW (295°) from Hilo, HI
  • 226 km (140 miles) SE (125°) from Honolulu, HI



4.7 Earthquake Strikes Hawaii… No Tsunami Reported Yet

Magnitude 4.7 (Preliminary magnitude — update expected within 15 minutes)
Date-Time
  • Wednesday, November 24, 2010 at 04:34:12 UTC
  • Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 06:34:12 PM at epicenter
Location 20.590°N, 156.550°W
Depth 15.3 km (9.5 miles) set by location program
Region MAUI REGION, HAWAII
Distances
  • 16 km (10 miles) SW (226°) from Wailea-Makena, HI
  • 21 km (13 miles) SSW (207°) from Kihei, HI
  • 25 km (16 miles) SSW (194°) from Maalaea, HI
  • 34 km (21 miles) SSW (195°) from Kahului, HI
  • 155 km (96 miles) ESE (121°) from Honolulu, HI

More Here: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Quakes/pt10328000.php

*Update:

TSUNAMI SEISMIC INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER   1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
641 PM HST TUE NOV 23 2010

TO - CIVIL DEFENSE IN THE STATE OF HAWAII

SUBJECT - LOCAL TSUNAMI INFORMATION

THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

   ORIGIN TIME - 0634 PM HST 23 NOV 2010
   COORDINATES - 20.6 NORTH  156.6 WEST
   LOCATION    - AT THE ISLAND OF KAHOOLAWE
   MAGNITUDE   - 4.6

EVALUATION

 NO TSUNAMI IS EXPECTED. REPEAT. NO TSUNAMI IS EXPECTED.
 HOWEVER...SOME AREAS MAY HAVE EXPERIENCED SHAKING.

THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED.

Governor Lingle Gets $16,350 Self Portrait Taken at Tax Payers Expense

From the Governors site:

Governor Linda Lingle’s official State portrait was unveiled this evening at a ceremony held at Washington Place.  The portrait of Governor Lingle standing in the garden at Washington Place is the first official portrait of a Hawai‘i Governor that was painted by a local artist since Governor John Burns, and the first portrait of a Governor wearing a flower lei.

Governor Lingle’s portrait was painted by local artist Christy Fujii.  The Governor selected Fujii after seeing a painting of Queen Emma that the artist had done for The Queen’s Medical Center.  While Governor Lingle reviewed portfolios of other artists who expressed interest in painting her portrait, it was Fujii’s stirring portrait of Queen Emma that won the Governor’s final approval.  Fujii was commissioned by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts.

The oil on canvas portrait was painted by Fujii from a digital photograph of Governor Lingle that was taken by local photographer Ric Noyle.  Fujii painted the portrait over a span of seven weeks.  The portrait, which measures 36 inches by 48 inches, is framed in a six-inch wood frame with four layers, the largest part being koa wood, and gold highlights.  The State Foundation on Culture and the Arts budgeted $35,000 for the portrait.  The final cost for the photo, portrait and framing came in under budget at $16,350.

The portrait will be installed next week in the Executive Chambers at the Hawai‘i State Capitol, alongside the portraits of Hawai‘i’s past 11 Territorial Governors and five State Governors.  Governor Lingle’s portrait will hang next to the portrait of Governor George Ariyoshi in the Ceremony Room where State visits, news conferences, proclamation ceremonies and other official events are held.

The unveiling ceremony at Washington Place was hosted by the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the Board of the Friends of Hawai‘i Robotics.

Governor Lingle chose to highlight one of her Administration’s key initiatives, educational robotics, as part of the unveiling.

About the Artist

Christy Fujii, owner of Christy Fujii Gallery in Chinatown, is a contemporary landscape artist that utilizes elements of impressionism in her pieces.   In her childhood years, she would sketch portraits and images from her hometown of Gyongju in South Korea.  She began to work with oil paint in her early teens and moved to Hawai‘i in 1973.  Inspired by the beauty of the islands, she enhanced her painting skills and learned to incorporate the palette knife under the guidance of her mentor, George Eguchi.  Each of her paintings reflects her imagination, her talent, and her love of art.  Fujii is currently a member of the Korean Artist Association of Hawai‘i.

About the Photographer

Ric Noyle, born in Capetown, South Africa, has resided in Honolulu for the past 30 years.  In this time, Noyle’s award-winning work has been used and enjoyed by his vast worldwide clientele. He operates Ric Noyle Photography, a full-service commercial photography studio and specializes in photographing people, food and resorts.  In addition to his assignment work, he also maintains an extensive stock library which contains more than 30,000 images of Hawai‘i.  Noyle has become a leader in the field of digital photography over the past years.  He has produced many catalogs, aerials, murals and advertising material with his state-of-the-art digital scan backs.

Junior Achievement “Trade Fair” Offers Handmade Gifts and Chance to Help High Schoolers Learn Business

Media Release:

Nearly a hundred students from East Hawaii high schools will market their hand-made gifts at the Junior Achievement Trade Fair. The event takes place at Prince Kuhio Plaza on “Black Friday,” November 26 from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, November 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Holiday shoppers looking for unique items will find a wide variety at the Trade Fair. Some of the many items made and marketed by the students include koa bookmarks, cookie baking kits, t-shirts, hats, greeting cards, coffee packages, Christmas stockings, coupon books, calendars and koa tree ornaments.

Members of Junior Achievement Company “Ke Kumu `Ike” prepare “create your own cookbooks” which will be on sale at the JA Trade Fair this Friday and Saturday at Prince Kuhio Plaza.

The students are formed into six Junior Achievement “companies” which have been in operation since September.  The companies are “Big Island Goods” sponsored by HELCO, “F.A.S.T. (Forever All Standing Together)” advised by UH Hilo students, “Ke Kumu `Ike” sponsored by Bank of Hawaii, “Ka `ike” sponsored by HPM Building Supply, “F.L.O.H. (Future Leaders of Hawaii)” sponsored by HFS Federal Credit Union and “U Like?” sponsored by Big Island Toyota.

The only one of its kind in the State, the JA High School Company Program provides students the opportunity after school to learn business by doing.  Each company is comprised of 18 to 25 high school students from East Hawaii high schools. Lead by their student management team and advised by volunteers from local businesses, the companies select company names, design, produce and market products, account for expenses and revenues, manage human resources, create business plans, and learn other practical business skills after school from September through December. Company and individual prizes are awarded in January based on results.

Members of Junior Achievement Company “Ke Kumu `Ike” hand made four products including koa bookmarks which will be on sale at the JA Trade Fair this Friday and Saturday at Prince Kuhio Plaza.

The Company Program is one of several programs offered by JA of Hawaii Island (JAHI) to students from Kindergarten through twelfth grade. Last year JAHI serviced over 3,000 East Hawaii students.

For information about Junior Achievement programs on our island, parents, teachers and concerned community members can contact Susan Labrenz, District Manager at JA-Susan@hawaii.rr.com.

Lighthouse Delicatessen Opens in Downtown Hawi

Friendly city-style eatery offers highly anticipated options to Kohalans and visitors

Media Release:

The community of North Kohala is now home to an attractive new dining experience. Located next to Lighthouse Liquors in the Kohala Trade Center, Lighthouse Delicatessen offers delicious sandwiches & specialties, munchies & desserts, meats & cheeses by the pound, as well as beer and wine by the glass.


“It’s a perfect place to crush a sandwich and a beer,” said Chris Scelza, one of four friends who also opened neighboring Lighthouse Liquors almost a year ago. “It’s a city-style deli with a Kohala twist.”

Lighthouse Delicatessen is named in honor of the recently demolished Kauhola Point Lighthouse, and is the offspring of four North Kohala residents – General Manager & Chef Chris Scelza, local yoga instructor Bobby Hoyt, marketing manager Marci Elizondo, and carpentry guru Rick Klaus. With recipes inspired by the women in Scelza’s Italian family, a cozy ambiance highlighted by the same wooden flooring, beautiful sapele mahogany accents and deep red walls that adorn Lighthouse Liquors, this deli provides a tasty and charming new option for hungry patrons…
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