#Hawaii Island

Saturday, March 13, 2021
Volcano Watch: Seismicity Preceding the 2020 Eruption of Kīlauea Volcano
Pele returned to the summit of Kīlauea on the evening of Dec. 20, 2020. Incredible video documents the start of the new eruption in Halema‘uma‘u and the dynamic ongoing activity. There was no significant change that suggested lava would erupt again so rapidly, but there were subtle signs of restless behavior around Kīlauea’s summit in the months prior to the eruption.
Friday, February 14, 2020
Search Continues for Two Missing Ka‘ū Fishermen
Hawaiʻi Island police have opened a Missing Persons investigation in connection with two overdue fishermen who were believed to have been swept into the ocean in Ka‘ū on Hawai‘i Island.
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Third Circuit Court Upholds Land Board’s Decision On Illegal Lava Boat Tours
Administrative fines totaling $48,500 have been affirmed by Circuit Judge Greg K. Nakamura in a Board of Land and Natural Resources decision against illegal commercial lava boat tours on Hawai‘i Island.
Friday, June 21, 2019
Thirty Meter Telescope Gets Notice to Proceed
The controversial Thirty Meter Telescope or TMT project atop Mauna Kea on Hawaiʻi Island has obtained a notice to proceed from the state.
Monday, December 10, 2018
Kamehameha Schools Moving to Reposition Forest
Kamehameha Schools has moved closer to selecting a new licensee to oversee operations and harvesting of 3,000 acres of forest on the Hāmākua Coast of Hawai‘i island.
Wednesday, December 05, 2018
Lau Ola LLC Becomes Big Island Grown Dispensaries
Lau Ola LLC, a medical cannabis provider, announced that the company is now operating under the new brand name of Big Island Grown (B.I.G.) Dispensaries.
Tuesday, December 04, 2018
Bioenergy Facility Investigated for Alleged Water Pollution Violation
The Hawai‘i Department of Health Clean Water Branch is pursuing an environmental enforcement action against Hū Honua in Pepe‘ekeo on Hawai‘i Island.
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Adapts to Changes
The U. S. Geological Survey is looking into what next for Kīlauea.
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Kīlauea 2018 Marks Watershed for Volcano Science
This latest chapter in Kīlauea’s remarkable story is still unfolding, but already it’s clear that 2018 marks a watershed for volcano science, not only in Hawaii but also worldwide.
Tuesday, October 09, 2018
USGS Scientist’s Career Shaped by Kīlauea
My 37-year stint with the U.S. Geological Survey—16 years at the Cascades Volcano Observatory (CVO) and 21 at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO)—ends this month.
Sunday, September 09, 2018
Scientists Share Lessons from Kīlauea at Conference
In 1902, Thomas A. Jaggar, a geologist and founder of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO), visited the scene of one of the most deadly volcanic disasters in modern history: Mount Pelee on the Caribbean Island of Martinique.
Friday, September 07, 2018
Science Community Monitors Kīlauea’s Changing Shape
USGS describes their deformation monitoring network and highlights how the community of scientists who study ground motion helped increase Hawaiian Volcano Observatory’s monitoring capabilities during Kīlauea’s recent events.
Thursday, September 06, 2018
SBA Tops $30 Million in Kilauea Disaster Assistance Loans
Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West announced that SBA has approved more than $30 million in federal disaster loans for Hawai‘i businesses and residents.
Sunday, August 26, 2018
Voggy Skies from Days Gone By: Reviewing Kīlauea Volcano’s Gas Release
Many Island of Hawai‘i residents are familiar with the volcanic air pollution known as “vog.” The main culprit in the formation of vog is sulfur dioxide gas (SO2) released from Kīlauea’s eruptions.
Monday, August 06, 2018
State Agencies Work to Protect Hawai‘i Island Students from Vog
To prepare for the new school year, the Department of Health and Department of Education have worked together to develop and share volcano response plans for schools on Hawai‘i Island.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Governor Ige Announces Disaster Unemployment Insurance for Hawaiʻi County
The U.S. Department of Labor has given the State of Hawai‘i  permission to offer Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) in Hawai‘i County as part of the joint state-federal response to the ongoing seismic activity and volcanic eruption on Hawai‘i Island.
Friday, June 15, 2018
Malama Kī Forest Reserve Impacted by Eruption
Forestry managers on Hawai‘i island report one-third to one-half of the total acreage of the Malama Kī Forest Reserve has been impacted by the month-long East Rift Zone volcanic eruption.
Friday, June 08, 2018
Ige Releases $12 Million for Volcano Disaster Response
While the funding could be used for emergency supplies and temporary shelter-related goods and services, the agreement specifies that the funds are not intended for long-term infrastructure repairs or for private purposes such as the repair or rebuilding of private dwellings.
Tuesday, June 05, 2018
Maui to Host 2nd Kōkua Puna Drive for Puna Evacuees, June 9-10
A second Kōkua Puna collection drive is planned for this weekend on Maui, in response to the escalating conditions faced by evacuees fleeing the Kīlauea volcano eruption on Hawai’i Island.
Tuesday, May 08, 2018
Volcanic Activity Paused at All 12 Fissures
Volcanic activity at Kīlauea’s East Rift Zone eruption in the Leilani Subdivision had paused at all 12 fissures, but hazardous fumes continue to be released.
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