One of the more spectacular geologic features on Hawaii Island can easily be seen from Highway 11 near South Point. It is a cliff informally known as the Kahuku pali, after Kahuku Ranch. The cliff has two Hawaiian names: Pali o Mamalu, for its mauka section, and Paliokulani, for its makai section.
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The front of the June 27 lava flow remained stalled Friday.
The leading edge of the lava flow threatening Pahoa appears to have temporarily ground to a halt.
Madame Pele is continuing to provide a bit of a break for lower Puna residents as they prepare for Tropical Storm Ana’s arrival.
The June 27 lava flow remains active Wednesday morning but appears to be slowing, the Hawaii County Civil Defense reports.
Landlords on Hawaii Island might be ditching their regular tenants in order to make bigger profits from residents seeking safe harbor from the path of the June 27 lava flow.
A day trip to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park could cost $5 more in 2015.
The June 27 lava flow could reach Apaa Street in the Kaohe Homesteads subdivision of Puna as early as Nov. 1, Hawaiian Volcano Observatory officials said Monday afternoon.
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Hawaii County is preparing to borrow up to $20 million for emergency road work to ensure Puna residents have a way in and out of their communities should lava cross Highway 130.
As preparations continue for lava possibly inundating Pahoa, some area residents are bristling about a plan to cut down three trees near the Pahoa Senior Center to make room for fire trucks.
The June 27 lava flow advanced 75 yards during the past 24 hours, the Hawaii County Civil Defense reports.
Alfred Lee’s family has called Pahoa home for a long time.
On Internet forums and at recent public meetings, U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists have been asked about conditions in Kilauea volcano’s East Rift Zone downrift of Puu Oo, especially near Leilani Estates and Kapoho. Many of these inquiries follow anecdotal reports of rising temperatures in spring-fed ponds and increased steaming in some areas of Puna. HVO has not confirmed these reports, but based on our seismic, geodetic and gas monitoring networks, there has been no change in magma supply to the lower part of the rift zone, downrift of Puu Oo.
Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will submit a request to make the Chain of Craters alternate route a two-lane road within the park.