• The Associated Press Jul 18, 2019

    Hawaii Expands Power to Block Telescope Protesters

    Thousands of protesters have joined a swelling effort to stop construction of a telescope they have long tried to keep off a mountain considered sacred to some Native Hawaiians, but state officials doubled down Wednesday on their commitment to ensure the project will be completed. After a day of growing crowds and arrests of elderly demonstrators, Hawaii Gov. David Ige...

  • Associated Press Aug 25, 2018

    Hawaii Emerges From Threat as Storm Veers Away From Islands

    Weather officials dropped all warnings Saturday after tropical storm Lane weakened and turned away from Hawaii. The storm began moving to the west, breaking its northward march toward Honolulu after drenching the Big Island and Maui over the past two days. The slow-moving storm, going less than 5 mph, dumped nearly four feet of rain on the Big Island and...

  • Associated Press Aug 25, 2018

    Drone Footage Shows Lane Flooding in Hawaii

    Drone footage taken in Hilo, Hawaii, shows the flooding caused by Lane’s torrential rains.

  • California Jun 15, 2018

    Survivors of Old Hawaii Eruption Recall Despair, Opportunity: ‘It Changed My Life'

    Lava pouring out of a Hawaii volcano burned down Mary Dressler’s home and her town 28 years ago. Now, watching creeping lobes of molten rock slowly wipe out entire neighborhoods over the past month, she has been transported back to those losses. Memories and emotions overcame the naturopathic physician when she recently took clothing donations to an evacuation center —...

  • Hawaii Jun 6, 2018

    Hawaii Volcano Lava Destroys Hundreds of Homes Overnight

    Lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano destroyed hundreds more homes overnight, overtaking two oceanfront communities where residents were advised to evacuate last week, officials said Tuesday. No injuries were reported as most residents heeded the advice to leave.

  • spokeswoman May 24, 2018

    Hawaii Volcano Produces Methane and ‘Eerie' Blue Flames

    Scientists in Hawaii have captured rare images of blue flames burning from cracks in the pavement as Kilauea volcano gushes fountains of lava in the background, offering a look at a new dimension in the volcano’s weeks-long eruption. The volcano produces methane when hot lava buries and burns plants and trees. The gas flows through the ground and up through...

  • Mayor May 22, 2018

    Toxic Cloud Caused by Hawaii Volcano Lava Emerges Over Ocean

    White plumes of acid and extremely fine shards of glass billowed into the sky over Hawaii as molten rock from Kilauea volcano poured into the ocean, creating yet another hazard from an eruption that began more than two weeks ago: A toxic steam cloud. Authorities on Sunday warned the public to stay away the cloud that formed by a chemical...

  • Hawaii May 17, 2018

    Quakes Damage Roads as Ash Spews From Hawaii Volcano

    Earthquakes were damaging roads and buildings on Hawaii’s Big Island on Wednesday as ash emissions streamed from Kilauea volcano. The strongest shaking was recorded around 8:30 a.m., measured as a 4.4-magnitude earthquake. The floor of the summit crater has also dropped about three feet (90 centimeters), as the threat of a strong, explosive eruption at the top of the volcano...

  • Associated Press May 15, 2018

    Does Insurance Cover Volcanos, Worried Hawaii Homeowners Wonder

    Patricia Deter moved from Oregon to Hawaii to be closer to her two daughters, but the Kilauea volcano burned down her home only a month after she bought it. Now Deter and her family, along others who have recently lost homes to the lava-spewing mountain, are on an urgent quest for answers about insurance, desperate to learn whether their coverage...

  • United States May 14, 2018

    New Volcanic Lava Fissure in Hawaii Prompts More Evacuations

    A new volcanic fissure on Hawaii’s Big Island sent gases and lava exploding into the air, prompting officials to issue calls for more evacuations as residents awaited a possible major eruption at Kilauea volcano’s summit. Hawaii County Civil Defense issued an emergency cellphone alert after the fissure was discovered early Sunday morning. The agency said one “unidentified structure” was destroyed...

  • Associated Press May 10, 2018

    Scientists: Explosive Eruption Risk Rises for Hawaii Volcano

    Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano could soon send boulders and ash shooting out of its summit crater in the kind of explosive eruption last displayed nearly a century ago. Scientists said Wednesday the risks of an explosive summit eruption will rise in coming weeks as magma drains down the flank of the volcano toward the area lava started erupting from fissures in...

  • Associated Press May 8, 2018

    Stay or Go? Kilauea Volcano Forces Choice for All in Eruption Zone

    Lava from the Kilauea volcano has destroyed dozens of homes and imperils more, and there’s no indication when the eruption might stop, or how far the lava might spread. That has forced people living in and around the Leilana Estates subdivision to make tough decisions. Some residents insist on staying to watch over their property. Others have abandoned their homes...

  • California May 7, 2018

    Hawaii Volcano Destroys Dozens of Homes, Forces Evacuations

    Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano destroyed 26 homes and spewed lava hundreds of feet into the air, leaving evacuated residents unsure how long they might be displaced. In revised figures Sunday, Hawaii County officials said another four unspecified structures were covered by lava. Hawaii officials said the decimated homes were in the Leilani Estates subdivision, where molten rock, toxic gas and steam...

  • Hawaii May 6, 2018

    Lava Destroys 9 Homes as Hawaii Prepares for Long Eruption

    The number of homes destroyed by lava shooting out of openings in the ground created by Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano climbed to nine Sunday as some of the more than 1,700 people who evacuated prepared for the possibility they may not return for quite some time. Scientists said Kilauea was likely to release more lava through additional vents, but they were...

  • spokeswoman May 6, 2018

    Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Jolts With Lava, Quakes and Gas

    Sputtering lava, strong earthquakes and toxic gas jolted the southern part of the Big Island of Hawaii as magma shifted underneath a restless Kilauea volcano. The trifecta of natural threats forced stressed out residents to evacuate and prompted the closure of parks and college campuses on Friday. Multiple new vents, from which lava is spurting out of the ground, formed...

  • Hawaii May 5, 2018

    Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake Hits Near South Side of Kilauea Volcano

    A large earthquake rattled Hawaii’s Big Island after a volcanic eruption that sent lava flowing into communities.

  • Associated Press May 2, 2018

    Dozens of Quakes Rattle Hawaii Volcano, Eruption Possible

    Dozens of earthquakes were rattling Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano on Wednesday as underground magma moved into a new area east of the Puu Oo vent.

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