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By Jim Carey | A Maui point of view

Lava Erupting From Kilauea Hits Hawaiian Tour Boat, Injuring 13

The dangers of exploring a live volcano become quickly apparent.<p>The Hawaiian Kilauea volcano, which has been active for two months, has now injured 13 passengers on a nearby tour boat. One 20-year old woman suffered major leg trauma while other passengers had burns and scrapes, according to the …

Natural Disasters

Kilauea Volcano Destroys School With No Sign of Slowing Down After 10 Weeks

It keeps getting worse.<p>Kilauea’s fissure 8 continues to wreak havoc on the Big Island of Hawaii. More buildings met with the lava flowing from the …

Geology

Pūlehu Brush Fire Sparked by Vehicle Accident

Pūlehu Brushfire 7.2.18. PC: Maui Fire DepartmentA two-car accident on Pūlehu Road sparked a four acre brush fire below the Central Maui Landfill on …

Merchant Shipping

UPDATE: 2,500 Acres Burned, Winds Fuel Fast Moving Pukalani Fire

+<b></b><b></b>SWIPE LEFT OR RIGHT UPDATE: (7 p.m.) A total of 2,500 acres of fallow sugar cane and brush had burned as of 7 p.m. The brush fire was initially …

Maui

Maui Now: Historic Sunscreen Ingredient Ban to Protect Hawai‘i’s Reefs Becomes Law

Back side of Puʻu Kekaʻa. PC: Wendy Osher (7.2.18)Maui lawmakers, along with other key legislators, joined Governor David Ige on Tuesday as he signed …

Maui

Maui Now: Fireworks Likely Cause of Kīhei Fire: Two Homes Destroyed, Four Others Damaged

+<b></b><b></b>SWIPE LEFT OR RIGHT Fireworks is likely to blame for an afternoon fire that destroyed two homes and damaged four other residences in Kīhei, Maui on …

Maui

SHOCK! Kilauea, Mauna Loa, Loihi Volcanoes 3 in ROW Share Same Magma Chamber! What's Happening!

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano Spawned a Giant, Otherworldly 'Lava Ball'

Kilauea

Maui Now: Haleakalā National Park Rangers Recover Poached Silverswords

On Monday June 25, 2018, Haleakalā National Park Law Enforcement Rangers and Maui Police Department recovered rare Haleakalā silversword plants or …

National Parks

Maui Now: Loose Sheet of Roofing Downs Lines, Knocks Out Power to All of Moloka‘i

Around 10:05 a.m. today (Tuesday, June 26, 2018), an island wide outage was reported, affecting approximately 3,229 customers on Moloka‘i.

Roofing

Maui Now: Man Who Circumvented Blockades Goes Missing in Lava Evacuation Zone

It was reported that Mark Lawrence Kramer's last contact was during a phone call in which he related he was lost on a hardened lava flow. The …

Maui

Kilauea Volcano: "Lava Balls" Are the Latest Problem Affecting Hawaii

It's not what is sounds like.<p>As the Kilauea volcano continues to spew lava onto the Big Island of Hawaii, more instances of unique aspects of …

Geology

Dramatic Video Shows What the Kilauea Volcano Has Done to Hawaii's Coastline

The beautiful beach is now a pile of molten rock.<p>It's been more than a month since the Kilauea volcano erupted on Hawaii’s Big Island, leading to evacuations, acid rain, and widespread devastation. Now, a new YouTube video taken by the U.S. Geological Survey on the morning of June 14 is revealing …

Coastlines

BREAKING!! Kilauea Volcano Crater Completely Collapsed! Lava Still Spewing Out!!!

Hawaiian Lava Flows

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Latest Maui Weather Forecast Updated Daily on Maui Now

June 15, 2018 Weather Forecast<p>Photo: Asa Ellison<p>There are no active watches, warnings or advisories<p><i>**Click directly on the images below to make them</i> …

2018 Maui Film Festival Complete Lineup

Entering its much anticipated nineteenth year of cinema-under-the-stars, the 2018 Maui Film Festival announced its full lineup of honorees, …

How Much Longer? Seismic Activity at Kīlauea Volcano “Eerie and Unsettling”

For an area that is used to accommodate some 5,000 viewers a day, Ferracane said it has been transformed into what "feels like a ghost town to some …

Maui Now : Maui Renters Need to Work 123 Hours a Week to Afford 2-Bedroom Apartment

Hawai‘i has the highest “housing wage” in the country, at $36.13 per hour ($31.13 in Maui County), according to a new national report released today, …

Gas prices continue to climb: Here are the 10 most expensive states to fill up your tank

The summer driving season is kicking into high gear, and Americans are facing rising gas prices as the cost of oil continues to remain relatively high.<p>The national average price of gasoline is currently $2.91 a gallon, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported this week — a 25 percent …

Minor explosion at Hawaii volcano spews more ash into the air | Reuters

(Reuters) - A small explosion at the summit of Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano shot more ash high into the atmosphere, putting communities in the southern part of the Big Island at risk, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.<p>Lava fragments falling from lava fountains at fissure 8 are building a …

Geology

Is Hawaii's Kilauea volcano shooting green gems into the air?

<b>Update 6/15/18 at 4:30 p.m. EST:</b> Per the USGS: University of Hawaii at Hilo scientists, who are conducting chemical analysis of the lava, said the …

Earth Science

Demolition of 7-Story Former Maui Prince Hotel Structure to Begin

The removal of the seven-story former Maui Prince Hotel will begin this month and is estimated to be complete in December. The announcement was made …

Laze Hazard: Ocean Entry Plume at Kapoho Laden with Hydrochloric Acid

The Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense Agency is asking the public in the volcano eruption zone to be aware of the laze hazard at the lava ocean entry …

Lava destroys hundreds more homes in Hawaii, including the mayor's; most destructive day since May 3

Hundreds more homes were destroyed overnight in Hawaii as searing lava oozed into a rural area filled with vacation houses, including one belonging to Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim.<p>The full extent of destruction was still coming into focus Tuesday, but Janet Snyder, a spokeswoman for Hawaii County, …

Lava From Kilauea Boils Away Freshwater Lake In Hawaii

Green Lake was gone in hours.<p>Lava from Kilauea volcano spilled across highways and into Hawaii's Green Lake — a major source of freshwater on Hawaii's Big Island — and evaporated all the water, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.<p>The flow created a huge plume of steam as it hit the lake …

Volcano creates new land after lava fills Hawaii ocean bay

HONOLULU (AP) — A neighborhood called Vacationland on Hawaii's Big Island had disappeared as lava poured into two oceanfront subdivisions, smothering hundreds of homes and filling an ocean bay, turning it into new land that now juts into the sea.<p>Molten rock entirely covered Vacationland and only a …