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4.2 Earthquake Between Hawaii And Maui Jolts Island

(BIVN) – A magnitude-4.2 earthquake occurred early Sunday morning between the Islands of Maui and HawaiÊ»i. The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory located the earthquake in the ‘Alenuihāhā Channel between the Islands of Maui and HawaiÊ»i. It struck at 2:01 a.m. on Sunday, July 30, 2017. Hawaii County Civil …

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New critically endangered tree species depends on unique habitat found only on Kaua’i – Science Daily

New critically endangered tree species depends on unique habitat found only on Kaua’iScience DailyA new tree species, Melicope stonei (Rutaceae or citrus family), endemic to the Hawaiian island of Kaua’i, is already assessed as Critically Endangered according to IUCN criteria. The newly described Melicope is apparently restricted to unique old …

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Flood Advisory Issued For Hawaii Island

UPDATE (7:35 p.m. HST) – The flood advisory for Hawaii County has been extended until 9 p.m. HST, the National Weather Service says. At 6:59 p.m. HST, radar indicated heavy rain spreading over the leeward areas of North Kona and South Kohala and across the Hilo and Puna districts. Rain …

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Maunakea Speaker Series to Explore Hawaiian Stone Tools on Aug. 24

Upright stones above the Maunakea adze quarry. Photo courtesy of OMKM. University of Hawai‘i at Hilo Anthropology Professor Peter Mills will share his long-term geoarchaeology research at the next Maunakea Speaker Series presentation, entitled ““Tracing the Movement of Ancient Hawaiian Adzes Through the Islands.” Open to the public, the free …

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Hawaii’s magma ‘hot spots’ are super slow

Hot spots like those that formed the Hawaiian Islands aren’t moving as fast as recently thought, a new analysis of volcanic tracks suggests. Hot spots are areas where magma pushes up from deep Earth to form volcanoes—and can be used to determine how fast tectonic plates move. New results from …

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