3.1 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes the Southern Part of the Big Island Tonight


Magnitude 3.1
Location 19.196°N, 155.693°W
Depth 6.4 km (4.0 miles)
  • 13 km (8 miles) NE (39°) from Hawaiian Ocean View, HI
  • 18 km (11 miles) NW (323°) from Naalehu, HI
  • 22 km (14 miles) W (268°) from Pahala, HI
  • 67 km (42 miles) SSE (151°) from Kalaoa, HI
  • 85 km (53 miles) SW (228°) from Hilo, HI
  • 324 km (201 miles) SE (136°) from Honolulu, HI
Location Uncertainty horizontal +/- 0.6 km (0.4 miles); depth +/- 1 km (0.6 miles)
Parameters Nph= 47, Dmin=9 km, Rmss=0.2 sec, Gp=137°,
M-type=duration magnitude (Md), Version=2
Event ID hv60432611

State Civil Defense Siren Maintenance on Oahu Tomorrow

State Civil Defense siren maintenance technicians will conduct testing at the following siren locations Monday, November 19, 2012:

• Aiea High School
• Aiea Heights
• Waimalu Elementary School
• Pearl City District Park
• Palisades Elementary School

Residents in these areas may hear the sirens sound for 30-seconds during the identified time periods. The technicians will use data gathered from these tests to verify operational status and maintenance actions.

Oahu residents may call State Civil Defense at 733-4300 if they have any questions or concerns regarding this test of the Statewide Outdoor Siren Warning System.

State Civil Defense encourages the public to make use of redundant methods of warning including, but not limited to, text notification systems and NOAA Weather Radio.

DLNR Holding A Public Hearing to Amend and Adopt New Regulations for Aquarium Fish Collecting in West Hawaii

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) will hold a public hearing in December to amend existing regulations, and adopt new regulations in Hawai‘i Administrative Rules (HAR) for management of aquarium fish collecting in West Hawai‘i.

The hearing will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 5, 2012, at the Kealakehe High School cafeteria at 74-5000 Puohulihuli Street in Kailua-Kona.

The West Hawai‘i rules would amend HAR chapters 13-54,13-57 and 13-75, repeal 13-60.3 and adopt a new replacement chapter 13-60.4. The rules propose a SCUBA spearfishing prohibition, closing a 1,500 foot section of Ka‘ohe Bay in South Kona to aquarium collecting, establishment of a list of 40 fish species permitted for aquarium take with size and bag limits on three of these species, prohibition on take or possession of nine species of inshore sharks, rays and two invertebrate crown-of-thorns predators, and several other rule changes to enhance enforcement of aquarium collecting regulations and to clarify existing rule provisions.

Persons unable to attend the West Hawai‘i hearing or wishing to present additional comments may mail written testimony by Wednesday, December 19, 2012, to the Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR Kona office) at 74-380B Kealakehe Parkway, Kailua-Kona, HI 96740.

Draft rules may be reviewed on the Division of Aquatic Resources website at http://hawaii.gov/dlnr/dar in the “What’s New” section, or at the division offices at the above addresses. Additional information or a copy of the proposed rule changes will be mailed at no charge upon receipt of verbal or written request to the DAR addresses above.

All interested persons are urged to attend a public hearing to present relevant information and individual opinion for the DLNR to consider.

Anyone with a hearing impairment who desires to attend the public hearings may request assistance of a sign language interpreter. The request may be made in writing (to the DAR address in the preceding paragraph), or by calling 587-0100 (voice or TDD) in Honolulu. The request will need to be received at least seven days before the hearing is scheduled to start.