Trump approves disaster aid for Hawaii's volcano-stricken Big Island

World Jun 15, 2018

Trump approves disaster aid for Hawaii's volcano-stricken Big Island

U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday approved federal emergency housing aid and other relief for victims of the 6-week-old Kilauea volcano eruption on Hawaii's Big Island, where hundreds of homes have been destroyed, state officials said. The approval came a day after Gov. David Ige ...

National Jun 4, 2018

Two Japanese tourists killed in Hawaii head-on car crash

Two Japanese tourists died in a car crash Friday in Kailua-Kona on Hawaii's Big Island, local media reported. The two women have been identified as Takako Oikawa, 70, of Kanagawa Prefecture, and Michiko Ono, 69, of Tokyo, West Hawaii Today reported Saturday, citing local police. They ...

Hawaii evacuees leave newly lava-threatened homes on Big Island

World Jun 3, 2018

Hawaii evacuees leave newly lava-threatened homes on Big Island

U.S. National Guard troops, police and firefighters ushered the last group of evacuees from homes on the eastern tip of Hawaii's Big Island early on Saturday, hours before creeping lava from the Kilauea volcano severed all road access to the area, officials said. A stream ...

Hawaii volcano eruption enters new phase as crater falls quiet

World Jun 2, 2018

Hawaii volcano eruption enters new phase as crater falls quiet

As lava continued to pour vigorously from the ground through fissures at the foot of Kilauea Volcano, the month-old eruption on Hawaii's Big Island has entered a new, seemingly calmer phase inside the summit crater, government scientists said on Friday. But volcanologists monitoring and measuring ...

New lava flow advances toward Hawaii geothermal plant

World May 27, 2018

New lava flow advances toward Hawaii geothermal plant

A broad lava flow cascaded toward a Hawaii geothermal power station Saturday, posing a new hazard as molten rock from the erupting Kilauea volcano bulldozed relentlessly through homes and backyards. The lava was less than half a mile (800 meters) from the Puna Geothermal Venture ...