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Aerial imagery of Mauna Loa in Hawaii, (J.D. Griggs - U.S. Geological Survey) 0

Alert: USGS says, ‘Hawaiian Volcano Mauna Loa Activity Growing’

Alert: USGS – Hawaiian Volcano Mauna Loa is Growing in Activity Scientists at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) have elevated the Volcano Alert Level for Mauna Loa from NORMAL to ADVISORY, on a color scale this essentially means moving from GREEN to YELLOW. The change indicates that the volcano is showing signs of unrest that are above known background levels, but it does not mean that a Mauna Loa eruption is imminent or certain, according to the USGS. According to the USGS website, “HVO’s seismic stations have recorded elevated rates of shallow, small-magnitude earthquakes beneath the summit, upper...

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BREAKING: TSUNAMI WATCH ISSUED FOR HAWAII POST 8.3 CHILEAN QUAKE

BREAKING: TSUNAMI WATCH ISSUED FOR HAWAII POST 8.3 MAGNITUDE CHILEAN EARTHQUAKE (USGS) An 8.3 magnitude earthquake was just reported off the coast of Chile at 22:54:33 (UTC) prompting an immediate tsunami watch to be issued for the State of Hawaii. Officials from NOAA have issued this statement: THE ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL OF THE INITIAL WAVE IS 0311 AM HST THU 17 SEP 2015 FURTHER MESSAGES WILL BE ISSUED HOURLY OR SOONER AS CONDITIONS WARRANT UNTIL THE THREAT TO HAWAII HAS PASSED. The first wave could arrive around 3:00 AM local time for Hawaii residents, though NOAA does not expect a major event...

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Hawaii’s Haunted Hotels

Hawaii’s Haunted Hotels.  Now there’s a tongue-twister. You’re more likely to hear reports of hauntings occurring at such infamous locations as Dracula’s Castle, Tombstone Arizona, or Waverly Hills Sanatorium, but all too often paranormal reality shows and campfire-get-together’s ignore the highly active islands of Hawaii.  The pearl of the sea, a pinnacle of lava rock landmasses that sticks up in the middle of Earth’s largest ocean and also the site of countless massacres and battles. Any islanders familiar with the legends know to avoid the faceless lady that stalks port-side restrooms, the mischievous Menehune, or the highly aggressive Night Marchers with their echoing...

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Battle for the Mauna Kea Telescope

In Hawaii County, Hawaii, a dormant volcano which stands more than 13,000 feet above sea level is currently being fought over by Native Hawaiians against a team of scientists. The plan is to build a 1.4 Billion dollar telescope on the site. The TMT Observatory Corporation originally decided on the site for the new telescope in July of 2009 after much research had taken place between the Hawaiian location and the mountain of Cerro Armazones in Chile. They want the site to be the home for the new  Mauna Kea telescope because the area is thought to be one of...