2018 Volcanoes Archives
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2018 Volcanoes


Displaced USGS scientists continue to monitor Kilauea volcano

Geologists who monitor Hawaii’s volcanoes are still among those displaced by the recent eruption of Kilauea. Read More

Editorial: Leilani Estates braces for tourists

After months of Kilauea eruption, Leilani Estates residents are still reeling from the loss of nearly 720 homes there and in Kapoho, and recovery has only just begun. Read More

Access to Kilauea’s fissure 8 dividing Leilani Estates

The issue of what comes next for the beleaguered residents of Leilani Estates continues to divide a community worried about the possibility of busloads of tourists pouring in to gawk at Kilauea volcano’s most productive and famous outlet — fissure 8. Read More

Kilauea’s fissure 8 in Leilani Estates

Under pressure, Hawaii County officials look to grant lava access

A checkpoint blocking public access to Leilani Estates will remain in place for at least another month while officials search for ways to give visitors a safe and legal way to see the lava field and 300-foot cinder cone left behind from Kilauea Volcano’s most active hot spot, Mayor Harry Kim told the Honolulu Star- Advertiser on Monday. Read More

Volcano House Hotel reopens restaurant for first time since May

Parts of the hotel resumed operation when the national park reopened late last month, but kitchen services could not restart immediately. Read More

Kilauea tops USGS ranking of nation’s ‘very high threat’ volcanoes

The USGS says that the threat rankings are not an indication of which volcanoes will erupt next, but the potential severity of impacts that could result from future eruptions, and used to help guide risk-mitigation efforts. Read More

Hawaii island farmers lost $28M from damages caused by Kilauea volcano

A survey of Big Island farmers has found that they have suffered nearly $28 million from damages caused by the months-long eruption earlier this year of the Kilauea volcano, the Hawaii Tribune Herald reports. Read More

Lawmakers consider requests for disaster-recovery funding

Following a tumultuous run of storms, wildfires and eruptive volcanic activity, state legislators are bracing for a series of requests and proposals to help fund disaster-recovery efforts across the state. Read More

Kilauea farm disaster survey estimates $28M in losses

A survey of Big Island farms impacted by the Kilauea eruption tallied nearly $28 million in losses for the floriculture and nursery, papaya, macadamia nut and other industries. Read More

Volcano park post office, mail delivery to Leilani Estates to resume Tuesday

The U.S. Postal Service announced that will resume operations in parts of Hawaii island that were impacted by the Kilauea eruption in May, starting Tuesday. Read More

Agency upgrades aviation rating for Kilauea volcano

Yellow means that the volcanic activity has decreased significantly, but continues to be monitored for possible, renewed increase. Read More

Nearly $500K in federal funds will help Hawaii farmers rebuild

A non-profit called the Synergistic Hawaii Agriculture Council (SHAC) will receive more than $483,000 in federal funding to assist farmers impacted by the volcanic activity on Hawaii island, according to U.S. Sen. Mazie K. Hirono. Read More

Kilauea Disaster Recovery Center’s last day is Friday

Hawaii County announced today that the Disaster Recovery Center in Pahoa assisting survivors of the Kilauea eruption will close permanently on Friday. Read More

Visitors flock to reopened Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park, the premier visitor attraction for Hawaii island, reopened Saturday and welcomed an eager stream of tourists and locals from across the state. Read More

Pohoiki boat ramp could reopen, but no time frame set

State officials said the popular Pohoiki Boat Ramp in Puna showed no damage and could possibly be used again, but the entrance is blocked off and surrounded by about 14,000 cubic yards of black sand. Read More

Pahoa shelter closes leaving legacy of help, complaints

Pahoa’s emergency evacuation center opened in a hurry at 4:15 p.m. May 3 and over the next 136 days offered a lifeline to people forced from their homes by the Kilauea eruption. Read More


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