Big Island Hit With 4.5 Earthquake… Tsunami Watch Still On

Magnitude 4.5
  • Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 10:58:25 PM at epicenter
Location 19.330°N, 154.983°W
Depth 10.2 km (6.3 miles)
  • 17 km (11 miles) SSW (202°) from Leilani Estates, HI
  • 19 km (12 miles) S (189°) from Pahoa, HI
  • 21 km (13 miles) SSW (200°) from Nanawale Estates, HI
  • 26 km (16 miles) SSW (198°) from Hawaiian Beaches, HI
  • 43 km (27 miles) SSE (165°) from Hilo, HI
  • 369 km (229 miles) SE (126°) from Honolulu, HI

Hawaii County Civil Defense Tsunami Evacuation Zones

Civil Defense Tsunami Evacuation Zones for Hawaii County
Select a location from either the list or map to view the Tsunami Evacuation Zones.

Hawaii Island

Map 1: Hilo (part 1)
Map 2: Hilo (part 2)
Map 3: South Hilo/Puna
Map 4: Opihikao to Kau/Puna
Map 5: Punaluu to Honuapo, Kau
Map 6: Milolii to Kealakekua
Map 7: Kealakekua to Kailua
Map 8: Keauhou to Kailua
Map 9: Kailua Bay to Kiholo Bay
Map 10: South Kohala
Map 11: North Kohala
Map 12: Waipio Bay
Map 13: Laupahoehoe

Map 14: Hakalau Bay
Map 15: Wailea

Police Arrest Three Men in Connection with the Robbery of a Man’s Hashish Shortly After He Exited a Bus Last Month

Media Release:

Big Island police have arrested three men in connection with the robbery of a 35-year-old Kailua-Kona man shortly after he exited a Hele-On Bus on February 23.

The three men reportedly followed the victim off the bus in Kailua-Kona, pushed him to the ground, stole his backpack containing the drug hashish and fled on foot. The victim sustained abrasions to his legs from the struggle.

Police arrested 19-year-old Skyler DeLeon of Kailua-Kona on March 2 and 19-year-old Taei Mu of Kailua-Kona on March 4. Both men were released pending further investigation, which will be forwarded to the prosecutor’s office.

Joshua Kalili

On Thursday (March 10), police arrested a third suspect, 19-year-old Joshua Kalili of Hōnaunau, and charged him with second-degree robbery. He is being held at the Kona police cellblock in lieu of $25,000 bail pending his initial court appearance.

Detectives also initiated a promotion of a harmful drug case in connection with the hashish. That case is still under investigation.

Big Island police are looking for witnesses who were riding a Hele-On bus shortly before one of the riders was robbed after exiting.

A 35-year-old Kailua-Kona man reported that he boarded a southbound bus on Ali’i Drive in Kailua-Kona at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. He got off on Hawaii Belt Road just north of Haukapila Street.

Three men reportedly followed him off the bus, pushed him to the ground, stole his backpack containing the drug hashish and fled on foot. The victim sustained abrasions to his legs from the struggle.

Police want to question Hele-On passengers who witnessed the actions of any of the four men before they exited the bus. Passengers are asked to call Detective Sharlotte Bird at 326-4646, extension 228, or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Na Leo Pilimehana to Perform on the Big Island April 1st

Hawaii’s top female group performs at the Waikoloa Bowl Friday, April 1st

Media Release:

Waikoloa Beach Resort and Queens’ MarketPlace announce a memorable one-night only performance by 22-time Nā Hōkū Hanohano Award winners Nā Leo Pilimenhana, Friday, April 1, 2011 under the stars at Waikoloa Bowl.   Special discount ticket prices are available for three days only, March 11, 12 and 13 (see below).

“Voices blending together with warmth” is the story behind the name of the #1 female Hawaiian music group in the world.  Nā Leo Pilimehana—Nalani Choy, Lehua Kalima Heine and Angela Morales—performed as high school seniors in 1984’s “Brown Bags to Stardom” and ignited music charts with hit original song “Local Boys,” which is still the best-selling single in Hawaii’s history.

They’ve since appeared worldwide, breaking down walls and crossing the line between “Hawaiian” and adult contemporary music, playing the House of Blues in Los Angeles and Hollywood.  Busy moms with their own record label, Nā Leo Pilimehana released their 25th Anniversary Collection in 2009 and continue to blend their warm and beautiful voices as they create new music for today’s audiences.

Tickets for the Friday, April 1 concert at Waikoloa Bowl will be $20 adults, $5 keiki ages 5 to 12, available at Ticketmaster online, Ticketmaster outlets: Wal-Mart in Hilo and Kona or Persimmon at Queens’ MarketPlace.  However for three days only, March 11, 12 and 13, adult tickets can be purchased at the special discount price of only $15. (Keiki prices will remain the same).

Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the concert begins at 7:00 p.m. Low beach chairs, blankets and mats are recommended for lawn seating.  No coolers please.

Since it opened in 2007, Queens’ MarketPlace in Waikoloa Beach Resort has earned a reputation among visitors and kama’āina as “the gathering place of the Kohala Coast,” full of shopping opportunities, services and great food, along with entertainment and arts programs, movies under the stars and contemporary concerts in Waikoloa Bowl at Queens’ Gardens.  For more information, visit or call 886-8822.

*In order to purchase discount concert tickets ($15)buyers can use the password NALEO.  Discount is valid from 12:00 noon Friday, March 11 to midnight Sunday , March 13, 2011 ONLY.

Montessori Country School Annual Ho’olaule’a – Saturday March 26th

The Annual Montessori Country School Ho’olaule’a Fundraiser will be held Saturday March 26 at the school across from Pahoa Elementary School.

Teacher Kathy and Teacher Carolynn putting up the sign today