Accessed on 05 May 2018, 1447 UTC, Post #16751.
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Here are today’s top West Hawaii news stories compiled by “West Hawaii Today”, published in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. Views expressed in this news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.
KAILUA-KONA — Nearly 1,400 people across Hawaii reported to the USGS they felt Friday afternoon’s magnitude-6.9 temblor, and many of them took to social media to share their experience.
KAILUA-KONA — It appears not even Pele herself can put the brakes on Hawaii’s booming tourism industry.
KAILUA-KONA — A fitness movement appears in full effect throughout West Hawaii, as one recently arrived company begins to sprawl while a well-recognized industry name prepares to enter the market.
— Climbing a flight of stairs or riding her bike normally wouldn’t be considered a challenge for Jacqueline Stanford,
Heather Fomenko’s escape from the volcanic eruption in Leilani Estates was strangely uneventful.
Kilauea volcano erupted new fissures Friday inside Leilani Estates and produced the largest earthquake in Hawaii since 1975, causing residents around the island to take cover.
KAILUA-KONA — An autopsy performed Friday morning on the victim who died Wednesday after a utility pole fell on him deemed the death an accident.
KAILUA-KONA — No tsunami was triggered by a magnitude-6.9 earthquake that struck at 12:33 p.m. Friday.
KAILUA-KONA — Hawaii Electric Light Co. does not expect a shortfall in power generation despite an emergency shutdown of a Puna geothermal power plant.
Volcanic eruptions continue in Leilani Estates, with at least four fissures having formed by Friday afternoon, according to Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
A 26-year-old Puna man who went on a two-month crime spree last year that included numerous auto thefts, the ramming of two police officers’ vehicles with a stolen car, an armed robbery and using a stolen debit card to make multiple cash withdrawals was sentenced Wednesday to a 10-year prison term.
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