“Lava no threat to residents on Mauna Loa southeast rift zone.”
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Mauna Loa is still erupting on the northeast rift zone. As of Saturday evening, the threat of eruption no longer exists for residents of Ka’ū. A new update on the lava will be posted this morning at around 10 a.m.
With the eruption, Mayor Mitch Roth said there is now better time to come to the Big Island.
And Josh Green will be inaugurated as governor on Monday. Watch in person or online.
Mahalo for your readership.
Mayor Roth’s message to tourists: ‘There is no better time to come to the Big Island’
As Blue Hawaiian helicopter pilot Wesley Wells flew between two 13,000-foot mountains on the Big Island Wednesday morning, 11-year-old Ian Garcia from Miami couldn’t believe his eyes.
To his left, at the summit of Mauna Kea, he saw snow for the first time. Looking to his right, he saw another first, bright orange molten rock spewing out of Mauna Loa and down its massive slopes.
Big Island helicopter crash leads NTSB to call for urgent safety inspections of Bell 407
In response to the findings of the June 8 helicopter crash in a lava field on South Point, the National Transportation Safety Board issued urgent recommendations on Friday for immediate and more frequent inspections of tail boom components on Bell 407 aircraft.
In the Big Island crash, the tail boom separated from the fuselage of a Bell 407 during a sunset tour operated by Paradise Helicopters out of Kona.
Mauna Loa Eruption Day 6: Danger is over for people living on southwest side of volcano By Cammy Clark
This story has been updated at 4:45 p.m. Saturday.
From the northeast rift of Mauna Loa, lava continues to gush out of fissure 3 at about 150 feet tall, at 50 to 100 cubic yards per second — with the flow continuing to slowly creep toward Daniel K. Inouye Highway.
Josh Green’s inauguration: Watch in person or online By Scott Yunker
Big Island doctor and former Lieutenant Governor Josh Green will be sworn into the Governor’s Office on Monday morning, in a free ceremony open to the public.
Green will be inaugurated alongside fellow Democrat and Lieutenant Governor-elect Sylvia Luke at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center Arena in Honolulu on O‘ahu.
After one week, Mauna Loa has a single active fissure; continues slow advance
The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the lava continued to advance at a rate of about 40 feet per hour. “Though the advance rate has slowed over the past 24 hours, the lava flow remains active,” according to HVO scientists.
Maui family-owned Espresso Mafia serves up coffee, community at new spot in Makawao
At perhaps the most popular local coffee spot Upcountry, it’s hard to say what customers like better: the drinks or the owners. “The coffee is delicious, and the other thing I love about this place is the vibe. They’re so friendly and they’re really great people,” said Alfonso Segreti, who regularly drives from Kula to Makawao to get a decaf honey cream latte — even though he hasn’t had caffeine in four years.
Kauai Weather Forecast for December 04, 2022
Trade winds will ease off today as a front approaches from the northwest. A kona low will develop far northwest of the islands tonight, move southward on…
Kauai Surf Forecast for December 04, 2022
The current medium-period northeast swell is expected to gradually lower from later today and tonight through Monday. This swell will maintain elevated surf…
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