USGS: Kilauea lava flow northeast of Puu Oo a potential concern

The June 27th lava flow, named for the date it began erupting, continues to advance to the northeast of Puu Oo on Kilauea’s East Rift Zone. While the lava flow is not an immediate concern to residential areas, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Scientist-in-Charge Jim Kauahikaua, it could become one in weeks to months if the lava continues to advance.

Downed trees close Puna trail

HILO — The Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife has closed the Puna hiking trail until further notice, due to severe tree fall caused by Hurricane Iselle. These downed trees are blocking access to Haena beach in the South Hilo area.

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Downed trees close Puna trail

HILO — The Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife has closed the Puna hiking trail until further notice, due to severe tree fall caused by Hurricane Iselle. These downed trees are blocking access to Haena beach in the South Hilo area.

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USGS: Kilauea lava flow northeast of Puu Oo a potential concern

The June 27th lava flow, named for the date it began erupting, continues to advance to the northeast of Puu Oo on Kilauea’s East Rift Zone. While the lava flow is not an immediate concern to residential areas, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Scientist-in-Charge Jim Kauahikaua, it could become one in weeks to months if the lava continues to advance.

Downed trees close Puna trail

HILO — The Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife has closed the Puna hiking trail until further notice, due to severe tree fall caused by Hurricane Iselle. These downed trees are blocking access to Haena beach in the South Hilo area.

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Students finish internships at volcano observatory

This week, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory bids aloha to interns Pua Pali and Greg Javar, who gained first-hand experience monitoring volcanoes and earthquakes by working with U.S. Geological Survey scientists this summer.

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Musical society debuts new name, logo, in 2014

The Kona Music Society, in celebration of their 25th anniversary, has rebranded with a new logo and a name change. Now called the Kona Choral Society, the community choral company has realigned their image with their foundational roots.

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