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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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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.