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Hawaii Residents Alerted to Toxic Gas from Eruption, New Areas At Risk

Hawaii residents were alerted on Thursday to rising levels of toxic gas from volcanic fissures and geologists warned that new areas east of the erupting Kilauea volcano may be at risk to lava bursting from the ground. Hawaii County authorities …

Maintenance Issues Led to Hawaii Helicopter Crash, Federal Report Shows

A Hawaii tour helicopter was not properly maintained when it crashed into waters near Pearl Harbor two years ago, according to a federal report. The final report from the National Transportation Safety Board indicated that increased inspections by the Federal …

Suit over Kona Beer Not Being Brewed in Hawaii Allowed to Proceed

Calling Hawaii “a state as well as a state of mind,” a federal judge refused to dismiss a lawsuit accusing the maker of Kona craft beer of misleading consumers into believing the beer was actually made in the 50th U.S. …

Scientists: Sea Level Rise Will Pose Threat to Hawaii By 2100

A group of scientists say the state of Hawaii could lose $19 billion worth of land and structures, and millions more in infrastructure by 2100 because of rising sea levels. West Hawaii Today reported an upcoming report from the scientists …

USGS Confirms Small Quake Hit Hawaii’s East Coast

A magnitude 4.1 earthquake hit off the coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaii Volcano Observatory confirmed. The USGS reported that the earthquake struck at 8:35 p.m. Friday about 66 miles northeast of the town …

USGS Says Quake Recorded in Hawaiian Islands Channel

The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-4.2 earthquake was recorded in a channel between the islands of Hawaii and Maui. The agency said the quake was recorded at 2:01 local time Sunday about 16 miles southeast of Kaupo, Maui, at …

Hawaii’s Big Island Hit by M5.3 Earthquake

A magnitude-5.3 earthquake shook Hawaii’s Big Island, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. No damage was reported in the quake, which the USGS said was centered about 11 miles (18 kilometers) southeast of Volcano town on the state’s southernmost island at …

Hawaii Sues Auto Makers over Shrapnel-Spewing Air Bags

Hawaii is suing auto manufacturers Ford, Nissan and Toyota over air bags that can spew shrapnel when they deploy. The complaint filed Wednesday says the manufacturers knew or should have known for more than a decade that air bags installed …

Small Quake Jolts Southern Part of Hawaii’s Big Island

A magnitude 3.0 earthquake hit the island of Hawaii, the U.S. Geological Survey confirmed. The earthquake hit at 5:59 p.m. local time on Monday. Its epicenter was 12 miles (20 kilometers) north of Pahala, a town with a population of …

Bill Requiring Day Care Liability Insurance Awaits Hawaii Governor’s OK

A bill requiring Hawaii child care providers to obtain liability insurance has passed its final reading in the House. The bill is awaiting Gov. David Ige’s signature to go into effect, Hawaii News Now reported. The bill would increase oversight …