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*Update* 3.9 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks the Big Island

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UPDATE this has now been upgraded to a 3.9

Magnitude 3.9
  • Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at 08:21:46 UTC
  • Monday, June 13, 2011 at 10:21:46 PM at epicenter
Location 19.331°N, 155.114°W
Depth 9.1 km (5.7 miles)
  • 16 km (10 miles) S (174°) from Fern Forest, HI
  • 18 km (11 miles) S (183°) from Eden Roc, HI
  • 18 km (11 miles) SE (136°) from Volcano, HI
  • 33 km (20 miles) SW (222°) from Hawaiian Beaches, HI
  • 42 km (26 miles) S (184°) from Hilo, HI
  • 358 km (223 miles) SE (127°) from Honolulu, HI
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 0.7 km (0.4 miles); depth +/- 0.4 km (0.2 miles)
Parameters Nph= 36, Dmin=5 km, Rmss=0.08 sec, Gp=173°,
M-type=duration magnitude (Md), Version=1
Event ID hv60241391

UPDATE this has now been upgraded to a 3.9

Happy Birthday Amelia Earhart July 24th at the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

New Amelia Earhart Photo Exhibit to Open Where She Ground Looped Her Plane At Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor

Media Release:

Happy Birthday, Amelia! Sunday July 24, 2 to 4pm, Hangar 37, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor. The Ford Island museum and aviation attraction opens its new Amelia Earhart in Hawaii Photo Exhibit, with exclusive Earhart photos courtesy of Matson Navigation Company. Welcome reception, entertainment, birthday cake and punch for all Museum visitors will celebrate the famous aviator’s 114th birthday. The Museum fronts Luke Field on Ford Island, where Ms. Earhart ground looped her Lockheed Electra on take-off March 20, 1937, while attempting her Round-the-World Flight.

Amelia Earhart and Duke Kahanamoku

Amelia Earhart and Duke Kahanamoku

Museum members are invited for a special champagne reception. All visitors to the Museum are invited to enter the “Amelia for a Day” Look Alike Contest to win prizes for those who dress & re-enact aviator Earhart. First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded.

“We’re very grateful to Matson Navigation Company for this exceptional gift of Hawaiian Earhart photography and for all they do for our Museum,” said Museum Executive Director Kenneth DeHofff. The photos joining the Museum’s exhibits are a gifted collection from Matson Archives documenting her time in Hawaii from December 27, 1934 to January 11, 1935 and March 17 through March 20, 1937.

Joining Mr. DeHoff and Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor members of the Board of Directors at the celebration will be Matson Navigation Company executives.

Amelia Earhart and her second plane, a Lockheed Vega were transported on Matson’s S.S. Lurline from Los Angeles to Honolulu December 22, 1934 and arrived in Honolulu at Aloha Tower five days later on December 27. Ms. Earhart vacationed in Waikiki, flew over the Hawaiian Islands, and prepared for her solo flight across the Pacific from Honolulu to Oakland. She was the first person to fly solo, trans-Pacific, from Honolulu to Oakland, California.

For more information on the event, please call 808/441-1004 or email SpecialEvents@PacificAviationMuseum.org.

Murder Attempt in Hilo Leads to Puna Mans Arrest *Update* Picture Released of Suspect

Media Release:

Big Island police are investigating an incident that left a 65-year-old Hilo man in the hospital with severe head injuries and a 68-year-old Puna man in police custody.

Hawaii County Police Department

On Monday (June 13) around 10:29 a.m., police received a report of someone yelling for help at an apartment complex in the lower block of Hualālai Street in Hilo. Responding officers discovered the severely injured victim and the alleged suspect still within the victim’s apartment. The victim was treated at the scene and transported by medics to Hilo Medical Center, where he is listed in serious condition with a fractured skull and severe lacerations to his head.

Robert R. Diego

Robert R. Diego

Police arrested Robert R. Diego of Hawaiian Paradise Park on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder and first degree robbery. He is being held at the police cellblock while detectives from the Criminal Investigation Section continue the investigation.

Police ask that anyone with information about this case call Detective Joel Field at 961-2381.

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.

Car Crash Inside Volcanoes National Park Leads to Death of 20-Year Old

Media Release:

In the early morning hours of Sunday June 12th, within Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, a single vehicle accident on Highway 11 near milepost 35 claimed the life of 20-year old Bryson Areola from Kea‘au, Hawaii. Another occupant in the vehicle, 19-year old Julien Quiocho from Hilo, Hawaii was flown to Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu in critical condition with head and spinal injuries.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Entrance

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Entrance

National Park Service rangers believe the accident happened at approximately 1:30 a.m. when the driver lost control and crashed into the lava field. It is believed that speed and alcohol may have contributed to the accident and an investigation is underway. Anyone who may have witnessed this accident or who may have information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park at (808) 985-6001.

Chief Ranger Talmadge Magno would like to thank Hawai‘i County Fire and Police personnel for their assistance in the medical treatment of the victims and investigation of the accident.

Former Pro Wrestler Chyna Coming to Hawaii

Former pro wrestling champion Joanie “Chyna” Laurer, who is also Vivid Entertainment’s newest adult star, will make a personal appearance on Saturday, June 18th at the MMA Hawaii Expo at the Blaisdell Exhibition Hall in Honolulu. Chyna will be the main attraction at the Liquid Nitro Hawaii Energy Drink booth from 5pm-9pm.

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The MMA Hawaii Expo bills itself as “Hawaii’s Baddest Display of Big Boys and Their Toys.” The expo features cars, motorcycles, mixed martial arts and grappling, body building, a bikini championship, bully dog show and much more.

Chyna will undoubtedly be asked about “Backdoor to Chyna,” her first movie for Vivid, the world’s leading adult film studio. The film was released online on June 6th and became an instant runaway success for the company. The DVD goes on sale nationwide in stores starting Monday, June 27th.

“I’m really thrilled with the reaction to my movie, as this is the one I always wanted to do for my fans,” says Chyna. “Plus I’ve always loved Hawaii and I can’t wait to see my Liquid Nitro friends and meet fans on Saturday.”