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VOLCANO WATCH – Kahuku Pali Reveals Clues About Mauna Loa

October 17, 2014

In this week’s Volcano Watch, an update is given on the status of the June 27 lava flow, as well as Mauna Loa’s activity.

VOLCANO WATCH - Earthquake, Lava Preparedness Important

VOLCANO WATCH – Earthquake, Lava Preparedness Important

October 2, 2014

As people in Puna prepare for the June 27 lava flow, the HVO reminds people to also prepare for the potential of a large earthquake with the Great Hawai`i Shake Out, happening on Oct. 16.

LETTER: Don't Hassle Development in North Kona LETTER: Don’t Hassle Development in North Kona September 26, 2014 · 9 Comments · Discussion

“The National Park Service actions will undoubtedly affect future economic growth in North Kona as a result.”

VOLCANO WATCH: Understanding a Lava Flow VOLCANO WATCH: Understanding a Lava Flow September 25, 2014 · 3 Comments · Discussion, Featured Articles

In its weekly article, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory explains how a lava flow can stall and whether it can still affect the Puna area.

VOLCANO WATCH - HVO, Civil Defense Team to Track Lava Flow VOLCANO WATCH – HVO, Civil Defense Team to Track Lava Flow September 18, 2014 · No Comments · Discussion, Featured Articles

“We also encourage Puna residents to stay informed about the June 27th lava flow. As stated in last week’s Volcano Watch article, while we are hoping for the best, we must also plan for the worst.”

ANALYSIS: Rubbish Shortage Shows Flaw in Incineration Plan ANALYSIS: Rubbish Shortage Shows Flaw in Incineration Plan September 12, 2014 · 4 Comments · Discussion, Featured Articles

Recent news from Oahu that its HPOWER incinerator was running short of rubbish prompted a Hawaii County official to say that wouldn’t happen to the incinerator the administration wants to build here. That’s questionable.

LETTER: Councilman Onishi Offers Thanks for Kokua Puna Efforts LETTER: Councilman Onishi Offers Thanks for Kokua Puna Efforts August 23, 2014 · 1 Comment · Discussion

“Mahalo to all of the employees of the County of Hawai`i who helped with hurricane relief efforts by collecting and donating 809 pounds of food, water, and supplies for Kokua Puna.”

mauna loa hvo VOLCANO WATCH: How Volcanoes Affect Hurricanes August 21, 2014 · 1 Comment · Discussion

It appears that Mauna Loa did have an impact on Tropical Storm Iselle, but only as a large mountain and not as an active, degassing volcano.

LETTER: Senator Critical of Puna Election Handling LETTER: Senator Critical of Puna Election Handling August 12, 2014 · 4 Comments · Discussion, Featured Articles

“Not only is it is physically impossible for these voters to get to a polling station, but the majority of these voters aren’t even aware that the decision has been made to reschedule the election in the first place.”

volcano-watch-0080114 VOLCANO WATCH: Hawai‘i Island Still Rocks July 31, 2014 · No Comments · Discussion, Featured Articles

Hawaii was listed among the 16 states facing the highest risk for earthquakes.

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