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Motorists cautioned to expect runners in race between Hilo and Hapuna | Hawaii 24/7


Hawaiʻi Island police are advising the public to be aware of large numbers of runners on major highways between Hilo and South Kohala on Friday and Saturday (October 14 and October 15). The runn…

Source: Motorists cautioned to expect runners in race between Hilo and Hapuna | Hawaii 24/7 (http://www.hawaii247.com/2016/10/14/motorists-cautioned-to-expect-runners-in-race-between-hilo-and-hapuna/).

Accessed on 15 October 2016, 16:45 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

The runners are participating in the Ragnar Relay Race, which began on Friday and is scheduled to run through today (Saturday, 15 October 2016).

The 200-mile relay race began at the Hilo Bayfront Highway and will end at the Hapuna Prince Hotel.

Police are reminding motorists to be aware of both runners and their support vehicles on roads and highways between Hilo and Waikoloa.


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Emergency 911 service can now receive text messages | Hawaii 24/7


Gov. David Ige announced Thursday (Oct 13) that Hawaiʻi has launched an enhanced 911 service allowing residents to report an emergency to 911 as a text message.

Source: Emergency 911 service can now receive text messages | Hawaii 24/7 (http://www.hawaii247.com/2016/10/14/emegency-911-service-can-now-receive-text-messages).

Accessed on 15 October 2016, 15:10 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

According to Thursday’s (13 October 2016) press release, text-to-911 can support plain text Short Messaging Services (SMS) only and is limited to 160 characters per text.  Videos, emojis, and photos can’t be processed at this time.  Callers mush have active wireless service, including a text or data plan.  The device’s location service (GPS) must be turned on.


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Two men arrested and charged in Puna burglary | Hawaii 24/7


Police have arrested two men in connection with a burglary August 7 in the Ainaloa subdivision in Puna. On that date, a house on Ainaloa Drive was entered and personal items were removed. The…

Source: Two men arrested and charged in Puna burglary | Hawaii 24/7 (http://www.hawaii247.com/2016/10/14/two-men-arrested-and-charged-in-puna-burglary).

Accessed on 15 October 2016, 14:55 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Hawaii police have arrested and charged 51-year-old Derek F.S. Liu of Honokaa and 45-year-old John B. Hatori of Pahoa with the 07 August 2016 burglary of an Ainaloa Drive home.  Bail for both suspects has been set at $25,000.  Hatori will make his initial court appearance Monday, 17 October 2016.


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Mamalahoa Hwy (Route 190) reopens after being partially closed due to brushfire | Hawaii 24/7


The Hawaii Police Department reports that Mamalahoa Hwy (Route 190) is now open to traffic in both directions. The roadway was partially closed earlier due to a brushfire.

Source: Mamalahoa Hwy (Route 190) reopens after being partially closed due to brushfire | Hawaii 24/7 (http://www.hawaii247.com/2016/10/13/mamalahoa-hwy-route-190-partially-closed-due-to-brushfire/).

Accessed on 14 October 2016, 14:50 hrs, UTC.

Comment:

Hawaii police reopened both lanes of the Mamalahoa Highway (Route 190) at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, 13 October 2016. The makai lane was closed temporarily because of a brush fire between mile markers 14 and 16, just south of the Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Saddle Road).


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Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for October 13, 2016 | Hawaii 24/7


Kīlauea continues to erupt at its summit and East Rift Zone. This past week, the summit lava lake level raised in concert with summit inflation.

Source: Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for October 13, 2016 | Hawaii 24/7 (http://www.hawaii247.com/2016/10/13/volcano-watch-kilauea-activity-update-for-october-13-2016/).

Accessed on 14 October 2016, 14:40 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Here’s the latest update on activity at the Kilauea volcano from the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

Kilauea continues to erupt at its summit in the East Rift Zone.  The lava lake is rising “in concert with summit inflation.”  The 61g lava flow continues to enter the ocean at Kamokuna.  There is no immediate threat to nearby communities.

Be sure to check out the time lapse movies and thermal images of the Halemaumau Crater and the Kilauea Caldera.  The photos are stunning.


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Volcano Watch: 2006 Kīholo Bay earthquakes spur monitoring improvements | Hawaii 24/7


Ten years ago shortly after 7 a.m., HST, on Sunday, October 15, 2006, two damaging earthquakes struck off the northwest coast of the Island of Hawai‘i—a magnitude-6.7 earthquake beneath Kīholo Bay …

Source: Volcano Watch: 2006 Kīholo Bay earthquakes spur monitoring improvements | Hawaii 24/7 (http://www.hawaii247.com/2016/10/13/volcano-watch-2006-kiholo-bay-earthquakes-spur-monitoring-improvements/).

Accessed on 14 October 2016, 14:20 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

On 15 October 2016, two large earthquakes struck west Hawaii, doing considerable damage to roads, buildings, and utilities in Kohala, Kona, and Hamakua.  The Kiholo Bay temblor measured 6.7 on the open-ended Richter Scale, while the earthquake near Mahukona registered a magnitude 6.0.

Since that time, improvements in equipment, computer technology, and data collection have given USGS scientists at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory a better understanding of the origin and potential effects of large seismic events.

Equipment upgrades are helping scientists analyze large earthquakes and potentially predict when these destructive events will occur.


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Man dies after crash crossing Hilo road, may have been drunk | Hawaii 24/7


An unidentified man died following a vehicle-pedestrian crash October 3 in Hilo. His name is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of his family. Responding to a 7:4…

Source: Man dies after crash crossing Hilo road, may have been drunk | Hawaii 24/7 (http://www.hawaii257.com/2016/10/12/man-dies-after-crash-crossing-hilo-road-may-have-been-drunk).

Accessed on 13 October 2016, 16:10 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

According the Hawaii Police Department, a man injured in a pedestrian-vehicle accident on 03 October 2016, has died at the Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu.

Officers at the accident scene said a southbound 2007 Dodge pickup truck struck a man near the 500 block of Kilauea Avenue in Hilo.  “The man reportedly was not in a crosswalk.”

An autopsy performed by the Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office showed the man died of injuries received in the traffic accident.

Police said the driver of the pickup truck was not injured. “Police don’t think alcohol or speed were factors in the crash.”  However, police “do think the pedestrian had been drinking.”


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