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Segment of Kahuku pali reveals clues about Mauna Loa

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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Flight operations at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park announced

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park recently announced the following upcoming flight plans for October and November. Park management requires the use of aircraft to monitor and research volcanic activity, conduct search-and-rescue missions and law enforcement operations, support management of natural and cultural resources, and to maintain backcountry facilities.

Emergency preparedness in Hawaii encompasses multiple hazards

First, it was Tropical Storm Iselle. Now, it’s lava wending its way down the slope of Kilauea toward housing subdivisions and essential infrastructure. Residents of Hawaii Island, especially those who live in the Puna District, have spent considerable time and money preparing for impending emergencies in recent months.