Hawaii Island News, 04 June 2018

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Here are Hawaii Island’s top news stories for Monday, 04 June 2018, from “Hawaii Business Magazine”, published in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Views expressed in this article of those of the reporters and correspondents.

Lava enters ocean in Kapoho Bay
Lava is advancing along a half-mile-wide front toward the ocean at Kapoho Bay between Kapoho Beach Road and Kapoho Kai Drive, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Star-Advertiser.  Big Island Video News  Tribune-Herald.  Hawaii Public Radio.  Hawaii News Now.

Kapoho and Vacationland cut off by lava

A helicopter crew saved three residents from the ravages of Kilauea on Sunday, hours before a magnitude-5.5 earthquake below the volcano’s summit sent an ash plume 8,000 feet skyward.Star-Advertiser.

Halemaumau vent blocked, what will happen next is unkown
The vent inside Halemaumau Crater is blocked with debris, preventing more large ash plumes for the time being. Kyle Anderson, a geophysicist with the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, said it’s not known if this spells the end for the summit eruption or could lead to another explosion.Tribune-Herald.

DLNR cites numerous lava-loiterers 
Department of Land and Natural Resources enforcement officers cited seven people Fridayand an additional eight people Saturday for loitering in a disaster area. Tribune-Herald.
Star-Advertiser. Hawaii News Now.

National Guard continues to be integral part of eruption relief effort
Since the beginning of the Kilauea eruption, the Hawaii National Guard has been there to help those affected. They know their mission and they do it well. KHON2.

Record number of earthquakes recorded at Kilauea summit
More than 500 earthquakes were reported at the summit of Kilauea volcano in a 24-hour period ending at 11 a.m. today, according to a Hawaiian Volcano Observatory seismologist. Tribune-Herald.

Debate over safety and future of Puna Geothermal Venture facility reignited
A controversial geothermal power plant that supplies about a quarter of the Big Island’s electricity was forced to shut down as lava from Kilauea Volcano threatened the property.
Now opponents want to keep it closed – permanently. Star-Advertiser.

Big Island forest heavily impacted by eruption, wildlife threatened
Forestry managers on Hawaii island report one-third to one-half of the total acreage of the Malama Ki Forest Reserve has been impacted by the month-long East Rift Zone volcanic eruption.KITV.

Norwegian Cruise Lines suspends Hawaii Island ports indefinitely
Norwegian Cruise Line sent out an emailSaturday afternoon informing businesses that Hawaii Island has been removed from the itinerary for its ship Pride Of America “until further notice.” West Hawaii Today. 

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts

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