Big Island Has 3.3 Magnitude Earthquake This Evening

Magnitude 3.3
Date-Time
Location 19.361°N, 155.601°W
Depth 13 km (8.1 miles)
Region ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII
Distances
  • 22 km (13 miles) NW (324°) from Pahala, HI
  • 31 km (20 miles) ESE (107°) from Honaunau-Napoopoo, HI
  • 33 km (20 miles) N (358°) from Naalehu, HI
  • 58 km (36 miles) SE (134°) from Kalaoa, HI
  • 66 km (41 miles) SW (235°) from Hilo, HI
  • 317 km (197 miles) SE (133°) from Honolulu, HI
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 0.3 km (0.2 miles); depth +/- 0.3 km (0.2 miles)
Parameters Nph= 69, Dmin=5 km, Rmss=0.11 sec, Gp= 43°,
M-type=duration magnitude (Md), Version=1
Source
Event ID hv60282571

Wordless Wednesday – Bringing the Big Island to APEC 2011

The Big Island of Hawaii hosted a reception at the Elks Club in Waikiki tonight to help kick off the APEC Summit here on Oahu.

Here is the extended version of Big Island Mayor Billy Kenoi’s interview with KITV tonight:

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Here are pictures from this evening:

White House Press Briefing Previewing President Obama’s Trip to Hawaii, Australia and Indonesia

PRESS BRIEFING

BY PRESS SECRETARY JAY CARNEY,

DEPUTY NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR FOR STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS

BEN RHODES,

AND NSC SENIOR DIRECTOR FOR ASIAN AFFAIRS

DANNY RUSSEL

PREVIEWING THE PRESIDENT’S TRIP

TO HAWAII, AUSTRALIA AND INDONESIA

 James S. Brady Press Briefing Room

     MR. CARNEY:  Hello, everyone.  Welcome to today’s off-camera briefing.  I have with me to preview the President’s upcoming trip to the Asia-Pacific region Ben Rhodes, whom you all know, the Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications, and on my right, Danny Russel, who is Senior Director at the NSC for Asia.  Why don’t we let them talk you through the trip, take your questions about the trip.  And I will remain to take your questions on other pressing matters.

      Q    Can I just formally register a complaint from the television folks that this is off-camera?

      MR. CARNEY:  We think television is in decline, probably not going to last.  (Laughter.)  I hear your complaint.  Thank you.  Here’s Ben.

      MR. RHODES:  Jake, you’ve got a good blog, too.  (Laughter.)  Well, thanks.  We just want to take this chance to run through the President’s trip to Hawaii and then to the Asia-Pacific region.  This is a really important opportunity for the President to engage in this dynamic region to create American jobs, secure our interests and stand up for democratic values.

 

     I think from the beginning of this administration, President Obama has engaged on a personal level to restore our alliances in this part of the world, to raise U.S. standing in this part of the world, and, again, to make sure that the U.S. remains the preeminent economic and security power in the Asia Pacific and more broadly. 

 

Of course, this takes place at a time when we’re making a larger pivot in our foreign policy.  We’re winding down the wars of the last 10 years.  By the end of this year, we’ll definitively end the Iraq war.  We’re beginning a drawdown in Afghanistan.  We’ve devastated al Qaeda.  And a lot of the shift in focus and priority that we are able to do because of those efforts has gone to the Asia-Pacific region. 

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Results of the 2011 Moku O Keawe International Hula Festival

The 6th Annual Moku O Keawe International Festival’s hula competition concluded Saturday, November 5, when First Place Wahine Hula was awarded to Ke Ala O Ke Ao Cultural Art Studio, (942 points), Nā Kumu Hula Kalani and Kahikina Ah Sing.  First Place Wahine Pakahi (Soloist) was won by Aulani’s Hula Hālau, Nā Kumu Hula Aulani Young and Kapu Hoapili, soloist Alexis Keauli‘ihokuleleokapu Hoapili, (831 points).

The winning hālau received a spectacular sterling silver and ‘ōhi‘a based wood trophy created by Tiffany & Co., with Moku O Foundation’s “Pu‘u Lehua” logo designed by Sig Zane.  The perpetual trophy will be held by the winner through the year and returned for the 2012 presentation.  Solo winners received a Moku O Keawe signature bracelet in the same design.

 

On Friday, Ke Ala O Ke Ao Cultural Art Studio won first place in the Kupuna Hula competition.  Top honors in the Kupuna Pakahi (Soloist) category went to Eo Nahenahe O Pohai Kealoha, Kumu Hula Stan Kaina, soloist Pi‘ilani Rodrigues.

 

A total of 20 hālau from Hawai‘i, U.S. mainland and Japan participated in the competition.  Groups and soloists were evaluated by judges Nālani Kanaka‘ole, Iwalani Kalima and Leialoha Amina, for expertise in the areas of Ka‘i (entrance chant), Interpretation, Expression, Posture, Precision, Hand Gestures, Feet and Body movements, Ho‘i (exit chant), Costumes, Adornments, Grooming and Overall Performance.  (See complete list below.)

 

Event sponsors include Waikoloa Beach Resort, Louis Vuitton, Big Island Candies, Big Island Visitors Bureau, Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Resort Quest Hawaii, Outrigger Condominium Collections, Waimea Music Company, KAPA, Shiono Sushi, Hawaii Tourism Authority – County of Hawaii CPEP, Vitamin Water and Hamakua Macadamia Nuts.

 

The Moku O Keawe International Festival is an annual celebration of the rich Hawaiian culture, produced by the Moku O Keawe Foundation, a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to enhancing, enriching and educating the practice and development of hula and its associated arts to build, strengthen and inspire the living cultural traditions of Hawai‘i.  For more information, visit www.MOKIF.com

2011 Moku O Keawe International Festival Winners

Kupuna Pakahi (Soloist) Winners

1st Place – Eo Nahenahe O Pohai Kealoha, Kumu Hula Stan Kaina. Soloist, Pi‘ilani Rodrigues (456 points)

2nd Place – Hula Hālau Kahula O Hawaii, Kumu Hula Kyoko Kubokawa. Soloist, Shikako Taga (396)

3rd Place – Hālau O Lehuamakanoe, Kumu Hula Ikuko Mori. Soloist, Machiko Hooulu Ueno (386)

 

Kupuna Hālau Winners

1st Place – Ke Ala O Ke Ao Cultural Arts Studio, Nā Kumu Hula Kalani and Kahikina Ah Sing (469)

2nd Place – Hauoli’s Masako Aketa Hula Studio, Kumu Masako Aketa (438)

3rd Place – Hula Hālau Kahula O Hawaii, Kumu Kyoko Kubokawa (426)

 

Wahine Pakahi (Soloists)

1st Place – Aulani’s Hula Hālau, Nā Kumu Hula Aulani Young and Kapu Hoapili. Solist Alexis Keauli‘ihokuleleokapu Hoapili (831)

2nd Place – Hālau Na Hiwahiwa ‘O Ku‘ualoha, Kumu Hula Sammye Ann Ku‘ualoha Young. Soloist, Melia Taganas (757)

3rd Place – Ke ‘Olu Makani O Mauna Loa, Kumu Hula Meleana Manuel. Soloist, Emma Malulani Tunison, (702)

 

Wahine Hālau

1st Place – Ke Ala O Ke Ao Cultural Art Studio, Nā Kumu Hula Kalani and Kahikina Ah Sing (942)

2nd Place – Beamer Solomon Hālau Po‘ohala, Kumu Hula Hulali Solomon Covington (868)

3rd Place – Hui Hula Naleikapakupua, Kumu Hula Yukiko Hanayama (835)

 

Big Island Police Searching for Missing 14-Year-Old Puna Girl

Big Island police are searching for a 14-year-old girl reported as missing from Puna since October 21, 2011.

Shyle Sakurai-Pilveria

Shyle Sakurai-Pilveria is described as, 5-foot-3, about 130 pounds with long brown hair and brown eyes. Last Seen wearing gray tank top, jeans capris, white/gray zippered hoodie and slippers

Police ask that anyone with information on her whereabouts call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Big Island Police Seeking Missing 16-Year-Old Puna Boy

Big Island police are searching for a 16-year-old boy reported as missing from Puna since September 27, 2011.

Michael Alexander

Michael Anderson is described as, 5-foot-6, about 145 pounds with short black hair and brown eyes.

Police ask that anyone with information on her whereabouts call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Big Island Police Searching for Missing 17-Year-Old Puna Boy

Big Island police are searching for a 17-year-old boy reported as missing from Puna since September 26, 2011.

 Joshua Anderson-Letreta

Joshua Anderson-Letreta

Joshua Anderson-Letreta is described as, 6-foot-1, about 180 pounds with short brown hair and hazel eyes. Last Seen wearing a Keaau school t-shirt, blue/green striped hooded jacket, jeans and white shoes.

Police ask that anyone with information on his whereabouts call the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.