3.1 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Hawaii Ocean View Estates Area of the Big Island

A 3.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Hawaii Ocean View Estates (H.O.V.E.) area of the Big Island today.  No tsunami was generated from it:
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UH Hilo Announces Fall Dean’s List Recipients

The University of Hawaii at Hilo released it’s Dean’s List recipients for Fall 2014 semester.

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The following students in the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo College of Arts and Sciences received Dean’s List honors for the Fall 2014 semester:

Shannon Abarra, Richard Abbley, Janjake Abedania, Tyler Aburamen, Jozie Acasio, Anthony Actouka, Melissa Adams, Charlemagne Adams, Sebastian Afaga, Clifford Agcaoili, Alexandria Agdeppa, Devon Aguiar, Angela Aguinaga, Vanessa Aguirre, Jessica Akiona, Eric Alabanza, Daryl Albano, Jessalyn Albano, Alston Albarado, Mikael Altares, Alia Alvarez, Daisyjean Amoncio, Mikayla Anima, Brandi Antonio, Travis Apple, David Arakawa, Megan Araujo, Jerome Arellano, Kapuanani Arsiga, Leslie Asato, Scott Ashida, Kassy Astrande, Amanda Atlan-Kinasz, Colleen Aubrey, Andreas Baardsen,

Tiffany Bader, Rosanna Badua, Kaitlin Barcoma, Sydney Barney, Cynthia Benevides, Ryan Berengue, Lars Bergstrom, Ellen Best, Jahnu Best, Mark Beau Bigler, Julianna Blair, Bonnie Blair, Kalaiakea Blakemore, Alize Blas, Francis Blas, Casey Bolger, Lori Bothwell, Malia Bowden, Ashley Boyle, Courtney Ann Brock, Heather Brown,

Skyler Brown, Leena Brown, BreAnna Brown, Riana Brown, Ashley Buasriyottiya, Kailah Buchanan, Edward Bufil, Merritt Burch, Jerold Alexis Cabel, Yanara Caez, Joseph Camara, Vada Cambio, Jennifer Campbell Jackson, Kirsten Cannoles, Megan Caoagdan, Sheryl Lyn Cariaga, Sean Carlos, Imelda Auxiliadora Da Conceicao Carlos, Tiari Carreira, Katherine Carroll, Micah Carter, Julie Carter, Alessandra Casanova, Lily Cash, Viviana Castillo, Christina Cauley, Allison Chai,

Tani Chamberlin, Andy Chang, Zachary Chang, Lisa Chanley, Emily Charman, Royce Chee, Marymargaretrose Cheung-fuk, Yoonjin Cho, Adam Chong, Alyssa Chow, Caitlyn Christiansen, Haylee Chung, Victor Ciaramitaro, Leilani Clark, Kobie Clarke, Heather Coad, Zoe Coffman, Jordan Concannon, Raven Cornelio, Renee Corpuz, Cletus Correia,

Lianna Cortazar, Alysha Cosier, Cory Craig, Chanell Crawford, Tifaine Crivello, Trixie Alice Croad, Angel Cruz, Justin Cueva, Carter Czerwinski, Kanani Daley, Charles Daria, Maxwell Darris, Angelo Davis, Axel Defngin, Le’Shell Dela Cruz, Dustin Delima, Caitlyn Desilva, Amelia Dolgin, Thomas Dols, Shaylin Domingcil, Ryan Domingo, Princess Dianne Domingo, Lorelei Marie Domingo,

Jamison Domingsil, Bailey Donahue, Jason Donaldson, Pedro Dos Santos, Sadie Dossett, Cortney Dougherty, Laura Dowsett, Jayahmie Drio, Alejandra Duarte, Brandi Dugo, Nalu East, Raelyn Eckert, Jacqueline Economy, Cara Edwards, Rachel Edwards, Isak Emil Skadsem Eikelmann, Michael Elimon, Tiana Ellis, Tiffany Epping, Tiffany Erickson, Jon Petter Ervik, Karlee Eugenio, John Evans,

Emma Farris, Sharrylei Fernandez, Misty Figueira, Taysia Figueroa, Ane Kongsro Finstad, Doug Fitzpatrick, Kelsey Fleming, Joseph Fontana, Amber Fontes, Nicolas Cesar Franco, D’Jon Franklin, Silmai Uchellaz Fritz, Joshua Fuentes, Kana Fujihira, Shaylyn Fujii, Kaitlyn Fujii, Cody Fujimoto, Kendra Fujioka, Ashley Fukuchi, Ryder Furukado, Reynard Galdones, Sharon Gamulo, Kelly Gani,

Jeremy Ganir, YinSong Gao, Desha Ann Gapusan, Grace Garberson, Nicole Garcia, Mario Garcia, Heidi Garcia, Erica Gardner, Jessica-Ann Garett, Ashley Garnett, Zachary Geisterfer, Emma-Lei Gerrish, Hattie Gerrish, Tuan Giai Giang, Stephanie Gimmeson, Lauren Glover Alejado, Kahri Golden, Acacia Goo, Samantha Gordon, Travis Gordon, Rachel Gorenflo, Beverly Ann Gorospe, Kylie Grogg,

Chrisovolandou Gronowski, Riana Grothmann, Alexander Guerrero, Courtney Guirao, Justin Guzman, Sarah Haas, Brittany Hale, Brenna Halverson, Jamaica Hancock, Michelle Hanson, Celeste Hao, Arielle Harnik, Shane Harrison, Rose Hart, Kaitlyn Haselton, Krysten Hayashida, Zachary Heltz, Jordan Heltz, Karl Hennen, John Herman,

Maria Hernandez, Maria Herradon Garcia, Dawn Hess, Brad Higa, Alexander Hilo, Linsie Hiraoka, Tyler Hirokawa, Emily Holt, Eric Holub, Blake Honda, Alyssa Hoshide, Bryan Houston, Nerissa Howard, Samantha Howell, Matthew Hoy, Shayna Hu, Kaleb Huddy, Adrian Huff, Brittany Huff, Thomas Hughes, Courtney Hurt, Quang Tan Huynh, Laura Ibbotson, Kai Igarashi, Andi Igawa, Natalie Ilaban,

Cody Inagaki, BeeJay Ines, Kana Inoue, Elise Inouye, Carrie Ip, Kallen Ishii, Linda Ixtupe, Jessica Jacobs, Jodie Jahns, Erika Jardin, Rebecca Jardin, Triscilla Jardin, Joshua Jasper, Michael Jerry, Mandy Jimenez Casian, Tamiah Johnson, ShoaAxum Johnson, Kaitlyn Johnson, Casey Jones, Mikayla Jones, Jamie Josephson,

Ku‘ulei Kaaekuahiwi, Keaolani Kaaialii, Jarin Kadooka, Shaylyn Kahawai, Kaipo Kailipaka, Kayla-Ann Kalauli, Bree Kalima, Steven Kalua, Kaiulani Kamau, Thomas Kaminski, Kawehi Kanoho-Kalahiki, Noelani Kansaku, Lilinoe Kauahikaua, Angela Kauwe, Nicholas Kaya, Tori Kaya, Jordan Kealoha, Evianne Keeney, Benjamin Kelly, Bianca Keohokapu, Ada Kettner, Duk Kim, Mary Louise Kimura, Rachel Kishimoto, Joshua Kitagawa, Christopher Kluzak, William Kobus,

Kamrie Koi, Amber Koker, Felicia Kolb, Hyesun Kong, Danielle Kooyman, Kaili Kosaka, Kristofer Krekow, Nolan Kua, Jordan Kumasaka, Bonnie Shuk Ping Kwok, Casey Kyte, Joshua La Pinta, Taylor Lagadon, Liezl Leilani Lagua, Desmond Ka Kin Lai, Ciera Lamb, Colin Lang, Danielle Larson, Angela Laureta, Valerie Lazickas,

Da Hai Lee, Roseanna Lee, Korina Leong, QiXin Li, Robert Lieberman, Cynthia Lilleston, Keola Limkin, Lee Linneman, Hannah Lipman, Elijah Livingston, Danalynne Llacuna, Robin Lockwood, Laura Loftness, Preston Long, Kieran-Tiaye Long, Kawehi Lopez, Kristi Lovell, Noelle Lovesy, Mandy Lui, Chari-Ann Luis-Calvo, Blaine Luiz, Brittany Luna, Jacob Lunz, Sarah Luth, Robert Lyman, Alayna Machacek, Meagan Mahiko, Kate Malasig, Ashley Maldonado,

Alexandra Marin, Genesis Marks, Dario Martin, Patricia Martone, Anna Claire Masuda, Carle-Ann Mata, Martin David Hamre Mathisen, Rosella Mathson, Moriah Mathson, Kasey Matsumoto, Kelley Matsumoto, Evan Matsuyama, Kanna McCann, James McElvaney, Remi McKay, Brannon McQuillan, Lokella Kaliko Medeiros, Justin Meikle, James Melcher, Angelo Menezes Guterres Aparicio,

Metotagivale Meredith, McKayla Meyer, Adele LaVette Mier, Lauren Miho, Anna Baker Mikkelsen, Jessica Miller, Francis Miller, Hi‘inae Miller, Orissa Lila Alexandrina Miller, Maikai Miller, Adam Mills, Amberlyn Milum, Zayin Minia, Amanda Minney, William Mitchell, Melissa Mizuguchi, Norman Mogote, Sharyse Molina, Celina Monge,

Ariel Moniz, Caitlin Moniz, Andrea Monks, Austin Moore, Ariyana Moran, Erika Morihiro, Jacob Moser, Candice Moses, Konrad Mossman, Lindsey Muranaka, Isaac Murray, Joacim Ruud Myhre, Shane-Earl Naeole, Kenneth Nagata, Camie Nakagawa, Richard Nakamura, Tiffany Nakamura, Alexandria Nakao-Eligado, Alison Nakata, Sheena Nakata, Mya Yee Nandar, Allyssa Nau, Brandon Neal,

Hannah Near, Sean Nearhoof, Kara Nelson, Christopher Nelson, Kara Nelson, Keith Nerida, Michelle Nevins, Jaysen Niedermeyer, Scott Nielsen, Mikiko Ninomiya, Lindsey Nishimura, Chloe Nishioka, Mary Nixon, Sachika Nojiri, Nicole Nonies, Rochelle Nowaki, Arren Nunez, Eloisa Obero, Ellaine Mae Obero, Jordan Ocol, Steven Ogi, Daniel O’Halloran, Andrew Oidem, Zechary Okamoto, Julie Okinaga, Jarrin Okutsu, Genoa Olivera, Morgan Olson, Theopholius O’Neal, Thomas O’Reilly, Marysol Ortiz, Nicole Ortiz, Evan Oue, Wesley Owens,

Priscilla Sharleen Anyango Oyas, Cheynielle Pacheco, Aimee Lynn Pacheco, Basanta Raj Pahari, Keirsa Pakani-Tsukiyama, Bronson Palupe, Isaac Pang, Pauleen Pante, Jannah Pante, Kirsty Parker, Elizabeth Parks, Kristine Pasek, Madison Pate, Michael Patterson, Samantha Patterson, Kara Paulachak, Peggy Pauni, Casey Pearring,

Emily Peavy, Jordan Pedersen-Fukunaga, Elizabeth Pennock, Kayla Breanne Penny, Bobbie-Jo Perez, Graham Pernell, Katrina Peterson, Kori Petsch, Nancy Phan, Douglas Phillips, Shelley Phu, Amber Pinard, Terri Pinyerd, Hye-Jin Piper, Lauren Poissant, Deborah Postma, Arwen Potochney, Debra Potter, Nicole Preston, Danielle Pulido, Nathaniel Quan, Jasmin Mae Quiamas, Marline Quiroz,

Akemi Rair, Micah Rhobelyn Ramos, Katrina Ramsey, Skye Rances, Crystal Rances, Duchess Rapoza, Robyn Rector, Stacey Reed, Maricel Reid, Marjie Ann Retundo, Manuelito Kadmiel Rey, Ronnie Richter, Ryan James Ritchie, Leigh Robinette, Ciara Robinson, Karla Robles Moreano, Adan Rodrigues, Joseph Rodriguez, Demi Rodriguez, Joshua Roeper, Cole Rogers, Kainoa Rosa, Makoa Rosa, Julia Rose,

Jenna Rubin, Robin Rudolph, David Russell, Laak Russell, Ardena Saarinen, Melanie Sacro, Amanda Ann Sadamoto, Christa Sadler, Julie Anne Sagabaen, Karl Sakai, Reese Sako, Vanessa Salinas, Nalei Sampson, Anthony Santoro, Jasmine Santos, Chelsie Santos, Ronald Santos, Teresinha Santos Da Costa, Amanda Sarabia, Christian Saragosa, Chelsea Sato, Teri Savaiinaea, Michael Sayaboc, Janell Schabell, Annie Schaupp, Tatianna Schenk-Lee, Emily Schneider,

Erin Schrenker, Ian Seely, David Sellers, Nelli Semenko, Artem Sergeyev, Bodhi Shartner, Clara Sheffield, Marleena Sheffield, Alice Louise Sherlock, Brandi Shifflett, Justin Shiigi, Sydney Shiigi, Albert Shim, Jaci Shinoda, Keani Shirai, Bennjamin Siemers, Gloria Simpson, Maysyvelle Sistoza, Hazel Faye Sivila, Trevor Slevin, Carrie Soo Hoo, Ryder Souza, Sara Souza, Ethan Souza, Kalena Spinola,

Ashlin Stahlberg, Kristen Stalter, Taylor Stokesbary, Jeremiah Storie, Marley Strand-Nicolaisen, Cole Stremski-Borero, Caroline Stromick, Grady Sullivan, Paige Sumida, Tyler Sumner, Tanyalee Switzer, Yvonne Sylva, Dillon Tacdol, Dustin Tacdol, Hazel Tagalicud, Shawnia Taisto, Malia Talbert, Sophia Tang, Shawntel Tangonan, Morgan Tate,

Reuben Tate, Alana Tavares, Gloria Tavita, Gabriel Tebow, Temau Teikitekahioho-Wolff, Ashley Terrell, Nicolette Thomas, Melanie Thomason, Keoni Thompson, Natasha Thorell, Tyler Thornhill, Katherine Timm, Zachary Tman, Kaycie Tomei, Taylor Tomita, Kyle Tsubota, Kayla Uehara, Brenna Usher, Brandi U‘u, Rachel Van Spronsen, Mark Vancamp, Shane Vannatta Kam, Jasmine Venegas,

Shelby Vickers, Joana Vierra, Fred Visaya, Leilani VisikoKnox-Johnson, Nelson Vo, Michael Voight, Ashley Vongsy, George Wall, Emily Wallingford, Laurence Walsh, Kenton Wandasan, Donald Waner, Kori Ward, Vernon Warnock, Sondra Warren, Rachel Warschaw, Valerie Kelly Wasser, Alison Watts, Taylor Whipple,

Ty Widhalm, Hunter Wilburn, Brian Wild, Brittany Willbrand, Joshua Willing, Daisy Willis, Henry Wilson, Katherine Wilson, Anders Clausen Wollberg, Christyn Wong, Daniel Woods, Jessica Yamaguchi, Kelli Yamane, Randall Yamaoka, Nicholas Yamauchi, Eddie Yeichy,

Darcy Yogi, Micah Yogi, Nicole Yoneishi, Seamus Yoneshige, Tristan Yoshida, Sable-Marie Young, Tyler Young, Deanna Young, Jordan Ysen, Bithiah Yuan, Luana Zablan, Tahiya Zaman, Turfa Zaman, Marikka Zavas, Xiaoqing Zheng, Abcde Zoller, and Anastasia Zosim.

The College of Business and Economics at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo recognizes the following students as Dean’s List recipients for Fall 2014:

Amerfil Grace Acob, Melialani Agcaoili, Caitlin Aiona, Paul Ang Sheng, Scott Ashida, Stacy Aurway, Heather Bartlett, Andrew Bayang, Julianna Blair, Kegan Blood, Marcello Campbell, Shanda Carvalho, Claire Cea, Lance Charlton, Jiyoun Choi, Andrew Dawrs, Megan Doherty, Jhoanne Domingo, Melanie Ebreo, Jaytrine Flores,

Gabriel Fry, Hannah Furumo, Brace Gotshalk, Dakotah Graham, Jiyoung Han, Kamaile Henriques, Justin Hirako, Marina Horner, Yan Ying Huang, Lara Hughes, Melanie Isa, Aisha Izuno, Donald Jobe, Aysia Kaaumoana, Juvette Kahawaii, Hitomi Kitade, Kaili Kosaka,

Corey Kozuma, Hyebeen Kwak, Nanncy Leao, Breanna Leonard, Lara Lewis, Anna Liu, Cheyenne Losalio, Erik Anton Lund, Midori Matsuo, Levi Moniz, Mduduzi Silence Mugoba, Dairon Munoz, Yumiko Nakano, Alexandria Nakao-Eligado, Claire-Ann Niibu-Akau, Adam Onishi, Lynda Ono, Kin Oshiro, Geraldine Padilla, Tehani-Jenae Palolo, Aliyah Pana, Jan Paulo Pascual, Michael Patterson,

Serena Perrells, Koa Peterson, Chantee Poepoe-Vigil, Chelsy Rapozo, Rachel Roorda, Phillip Steering, Ryan Torio, Maria Vicente, Hokuloa Waahila, Jacob Whipple, Selina Williams, Danielle Wilson, Abigail Wright, Karyle Yamane, Aaron Zackoski, and Xiaoqing Zheng.

The following students in the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management are recognized as Dean’s List recipients for the Fall 2014 semester:

Kevin Alison, Peter Angeleo, Juan Avellaneda, Shaye Lynn Baldos, Whitney Boteilho, Allyson Bruckner, Cody Butler, Chloe Colvin, Brett Cranston, Noel Dickinson, Alexandra Doi, Yasha Eads, David Finley, Adrian Frazier, Kyle Frazier, Jordan Fry, Alyssa Fujii, Kawaikapuokalani Genovia, Terence Hedtke, Ashli Hirai,

Mahealani Hiraoka, Kelly Hodson, Amy Horn, Kayuri Kadoya, Hiilei Kamau, Lukas Kambic, Kuilei Kramer, Daisy Maher, McKayla Meyer, James Moore, Tana Rivers, Kodie Solis-Kalani, Kuupomaikai Stevens, Michael Sthreshley, William Trammell, Dominique Zarders, Stephen Zilch, and Timothy Zimmerman.

 

Hawaii Electric Light Responds to Storm Questions and Outages

Hawaii Electric Light crews continue to make progress on restoring electric service to customers affected by recent severe weather conditions.

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Today, repairs were completed in Ainaloa, Mauna Loa Estates, Orchidland, Nanawale, Hawi (except for Beers Road), portions of Honokaa and Ahualoa, most of lower Puna, Puukapu, and most of the Volcano area. Crews have been working long hours and will be getting some much-needed rest tonight and get an early start Tuesday morning. Crews will be working in Ahualoa, Beers Road, Discovery Harbor, Fern Acres, Hawaiian Acres, Honokaa, Kalopa Mauka, Kau, lower Puna, Paauilo, Volcano, and Wood Valley on Tuesday. About 360 customers are currently without power.

The community is encouraged to be safe and treat downed power lines as energized and dangerous. Do not handle or move any fallen or damaged utility equipment. If someone is injured by a downed power line, do not approach them. Call 9-1-1 for assistance.

Customers who remain with power and have not reported it are asked to call 969-6666. Due to the high call volume, customers may experience a longer wait time before speaking with a representative. The company sincerely apologizes for this inconvenience and thanks customers for their patience and understanding.

On a separate note, the company received questions from customers who experienced many short power interruptions during the storm and wondered why that was occurring. During storms, strong winds can blow tree branches and other debris into power lines and cause short circuits. Lightning also can strike near power lines and cause short circuits. This can create very high currents, and the power lines must be turned off very quickly to prevent damage or further disruption to the rest of the power system.

Hawaii Electric Light uses automatic sensing devices to detect these short circuits and turn off power to the lines in a fraction of a second; this is when customers see a power interruption. In many cases, once the power is turned off, the line can be turned back on because the tree branch that caused the short circuit clears the line or the lightning strike dissipates. The automatic devices wait a few seconds and then turn on the power to the line; this is when customers see their power restored after a short time. Customers can experience multiple brief power interruptions during a storm because of frequent lightning strikes or trees and debris being blown into lines.

“We realize this can be frustrating for customers, but the alternative would be to have the power remain out of service during the entire storm since it would be too hazardous for electric utility workers to respond during the height of the storm when there are dangerous winds and lightning,” said Hawaii Electric Light spokesperson Rhea Lee. “We hope that our customers have a better understanding of what occurs during storms.”

Eruption and Lava Flow Information Update For Monday January 5th At 5:45PM

This is an eruption and lava flow information update for Monday January 5th at 5:45PM.

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Today’s assessment shows that the flow front and south margin breakout remain stalled and there has been no advancement since Friday.   The front or leading edge is located .5 miles upslope of the Highway 130 and Pahoa Village Road intersection. Two breakouts along the north margin approximately 1-1.5 miles upslope or behind the flow front are showing signs of increased activity and advancement and will be monitored closely. Other surface breakouts and activity along both margins continues upslope however, current activity does not pose an immediate threat to area communities. Civil Defense and Hawaiian Volcano Observatory personnel are maintaining close observations of the flow. Residents and businesses down slope will be kept informed of any changes in flow activity, advancement, and status.

The Railroad Avenue Alternate Access Road will be closed to all traffic effective 12:00noon Wednesday January 7th.  This closure is necessary to allow for road maintenance and to preserve the road until such time that it is needed.  We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and understanding with this closure and assure the community that the alternate access roads will be opened well in advance of any threat or impact of the lava flow.

On behalf of the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency and our partners we would like to thank everyone for your assistance and cooperation.

Storm Batters Boats Throughout Hawaii

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) and several of its divisions responded to reports of at least six vessels adrift or grounded, as a result of a short, but severe winter storm on Jan. 2 and 3.

A 75-foot, 84-ton sailing ketch, Hawaii Aloha ran aground in the wave zone fronting the Four Seasons Hualalai Resort on Hawaii Island, Friday night.

The Coast Guard and the Hawaii County Fire Department are searching for a possible person in the water off of the Big Island, Hawaii, Jan. 3, 2015. The 74-foot sailing vessel, Hawaii Aloha ran hard aground with five persons on board. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

The Coast Guard and the Hawaii County Fire Department are searching for a possible person in the water off of the Big Island, Hawaii, Jan. 3, 2015. The 74-foot sailing vessel, Hawaii Aloha ran hard aground with five persons on board. (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

The boat’s captain and three crew members managed to get off before it grounded.  The search for a fifth crew member is continuing.  Staff from the DLNR Divisions of Aquatic Resources (DAR) and Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR), are working with salvage and insurance companies to develop a salvage and wreckage removal plan for the Hawaii Aloha. Interim DLNR Chairperson Carty Chang said, “We want to exercise great care in removing this boat, as it still contains more than 500 gallons of diesel fuel and is resting in a position that could cause environmental damage.  The plans we’re working on currently will take into consideration all factors to minimize any further damage to fragile natural resources.”

A 45-foot sail boat, Kanua Kai, ran aground atop the reef fronting the Cheeseburger in Paradise Restaurant on Front Street in Lahaina, Maui.  DOBOR worked with the owner and the boat’s insurer to remove this vessel. DLNR was involved in this vessel removal to assess and mitigate any reef damage caused by this grounding. 

On Friday night, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) informed DLNR that a 780-foot container ship Horizon Pacific ran aground in the channel as it exited Honolulu Harbor.  The ship was able to “self-extract” and returned to port Saturday afternoon where divers assessed its hull for damage.  DAR is sending a team into the water, as soon as weather and ocean conditions allow, to get a better picture of any damage.

DOBOR, DAR, and the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) were informed by the USCG and various county authorities of additional groundings or vessel capsizes including:

  • A 13-foot Boston Whaler with an outboard engine capsized off Swanzee Beach Park, Oahu, Friday night.  The owner reportedly swam ashore.
  • USCG reported two vessels in distress in Kaneohe Bay, Friday night. A 36-38 foot long sailing vessel was reported loose and heading toward Chinaman’s Hat.  Weather conditions did not permit a U.S. Marine Corp (USMC) waterfront operations vessel to relocate.
  • While attempting to locate the vessel above the USMC vessel located the 26-foot sailing vessel Kaileadrift in Kaneohe Bay.  It had a broken anchor line off its bow.  It later grounded atop the sandbar in Kaneohe Bay.  This boat was removed late Saturday.

    DOBOR Administrator Ed Underwood reminded boat owners and operators, “To always have required safety equipment on board your vessel and to pay very close attention to marine weather conditions and reports.”

Next Community Lava Flow Meeting Scheduled

The next lava flow community update meeting will be held with representatives from Hawai‘i County Civil Defense and the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory on Thursday, January 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Pāhoa High School Cafeteria.

A view of Pu'u O'o going off today and the flow below it.

A view of Pu’u O’o going off today and the flow below it.

For the latest Civil Defense message, go to http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/active-alerts/. For more information, contact Hawai‘i County Civil Defense at (808) 935-0031.

New Satellite Image Released of Puna Lava Flow

This satellite image was captured on Sunday, January 4, by the Advanced Land Imager instrument onboard NASA’s Earth Observing 1 satellite.
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The image is provided courtesy of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Although this is a false-color image, the color map has been chosen to mimic what the human eye would expect to see. Bright red pixels depict areas of very high temperatures and show active lava. White areas are clouds. The yellow outline is the flow margin as mapped on Tuesday, December 30.

The image above shows a close-up of the June 27th lava flow in the area of Kaohe Homesteads and Pāhoa. Although the leading tip of the flow has stalled recently, active breakouts have persisted a short distance upslope of this stalled tip. The image shows active breakouts (red pixels) roughly 400 meters (440 yards) upslope of the stalled tip, with additional breakouts scattered 2-3 km (1.2-1.9 miles) upslope. Also, several small breakouts are active in the area of ground cracks, near the abandoned well site.