Magma and earthquakes rattle Puna District

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, Hawaii Island news update, 03 May 2018.

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Magma on the move as earthquakes rattle Puna, county preps for eruption
Officials warn lava could surface anywhere from Puu Oo to Kapoho and are advising lower Puna residents to be prepared to evacuate should a new eruption occur on Kilauea’s East Rift Zone.Tribune-Herald. Associated Press. Star-Advertiser.Hawaii Public Radio. KHON2. KITV.

Volcanoes park partly closed as eruption threat looms

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park closed nearly 16,000 acres on Kilauea Volcano today as the possibility for a new eruption looms over the area and surrounding communities. Star-Advertiser.

Flyover reveals deep hole at Puu Oo
Hundreds of feet deep, videographer Mick Kalber saw no lava in the vent at all, “just cinders and rubble.” Big Island Video News.

Puna quakes similar to events leading to 1955 eruption
Geologists say that the seismic activity happening in Puna is eerily similar to the events that lead to an eruption of Kilauea in February of 1955. Hawaii News Now

Richards discloses vacation rental income
Kohala Councilman Tim Richards said he will recuse himself from voting on a bill regulating vacation rentals until the Board of Ethics clears him of a potential conflict of interest. West Hawaii Today.

Highway project increases to $128.1M
Another $6.8 million has been added to the tab for phase 2 of the Queen Kaahumanu Highway widening project, according to the DOT website.West Hawaii Today.

Greenwell Garden awarded major grant
Friends of Amy B.H. Greenwell Ethnobotanical Garden is one step closer to securing the landmark garden and re-opening it to the public.West Hawaii Today. 

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