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70% of Beaches Eroding on Kauai, Oahu, and Maui
May 7th, 2012 · 3 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui Business

An assessment of coastal change over the past century has found 70% of beaches on the islands of Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, and Maui are undergoing long-term erosion..

Map of 4/2/12 Mexico quake region courtesy USGS.
6.3 Mexico Quake, No Hawaii Threat
April 2nd, 2012 · Comments Off · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake was reported in Oaxaca, Mexico at 7:36 a.m. on Monday, April 2, 2012.

Map courtesy USGS, Hawaii earthquake 1/22/12.
Pelim. Magnitude 5.0 Kilauea Earthquake, No Tsunami Threat
January 22nd, 2012 · 2 Comments · Comments Via Facebook (0) · Maui News

There is no tsunami expected following a preliminary 5.0 magnitude earthquake off the south flank of the Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii Island.

Image Courtesy: USGS
3.8 Earthquake Rattles Big Island
April 14th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News

A 3.8 magnitude quake occurred at 7:38 this morning on the southeastern flank of Mauna Loa on the Big Island.  The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says there is no tsunami expected. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered 2 miles west of Pahala, 11 miles north-northeast of Naalehu, 18 miles east-northeast of Hawaiian […]

Click to enlarge image.  Map Courtesy USGS.
Quake Rattles Big Island, No tsunami
March 8th, 2010 · Comments Off · Maui News

A 4.4 magnitude quake rattled the Big Island Monday night, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.  Readings from the Hawaii Volcano Observatory were slightly higher, measuring the quake at a 4.5 magnitude tremor.  The earthquake was reported at 6:30 p.m. 13 miles south west of Laupahoehoe, Hawaii on the eastern slopes of Mauna Kea.  There […]

Click to enlarge.  Image Courtesy County of Maui.
Sting Operation: Stop the Little Fire Ant!
March 2nd, 2010 · 2 Comments · Maui News

The county is hoping to raise public awareness about an invasive species by placing informational posters on all Maui Buses.  The Little Fire Ant Working Group was formed by Maui Mayor Charmaine Tavares last fall, following the discovery of the stinging ants on the Valley Isle. “The goal is to spread this information faster than […]

Click to enlarge.  Image Courtesy USGS.
3.8 Big Island Quake Shakes Mauna Loa
January 18th, 2010 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News

The USGS recorded a 3.8 magnitude earthquake at 1:01 p.m. on Monday, January 18, 2010 on the Southeastern Flank of Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii. The epicenter of the quake was 3 miles WNW of Pahala, 12 miles NNE of Naaleahu, 18 miles ENE of Hawaiian Ocean View, 44 miles SW from […]

3.5 Quake Off Windward Coast of Maui
3.5 Quake Off Windward Coast of Maui
December 31st, 2009 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News

A 3.5 magnitude earthquake was recorded a short while ago off the windward coast of Maui. Civil Defense officials say NO tsunami is expected. Repeat, NO tsunami is expected. The quake occurred at 11:39 a.m. Officials with the US Geological Survey say the quake was situated 13 miles north east of Haiku and 16 miles […]

Title: Akepa Honeycreeper Description: While the susceptibility of endangered akepa honeycreepers to avian malaria is unknown, it is likely very high given their current restriction to the highest elevation forests on the island of Hawaii. Location: USA Photographer: Carter Atkinson, U.S. Geological Survey
May 26th, 2009 · Comments Off · Featured, Maui News

A new report released by the U.S. Geological Survey says climate change could pose a threat to Hawaii’s endangered Honeycreeper population. According to the study, increased temperatures in Hawaii’s mountains would likely result in deadly non-native bird diseases creeping up the mountains. Researchers say current populations enjoy cool, high-elevations where mosquitoes do not thrive; but […]

Image Courtesy:  NOAA.  A 5.1 Earthquake rattled the Kilauea area of the Big Island.
April 14th, 2009 · Comments Off · Maui News

A sizeable earthquake was recorded on the Big Island of Hawaii this afternoon.  The US Geological Survey estimated the time of the quake at 12:45 p.m. and gave the tremor a preliminary magnitude of 5.1.  The quake was centered 9 miles SSE of Volcano.  The National Weather Service identified the specific area as the Hilina […]

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