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Saturday, October 15, 2022

Kaʻū News Briefs, Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022

Ka'u High Homecoming Queen Shanialee and King Toby parade during halftime. Photos by Julia Neal

KA`U HIGH TROJANS WON THEIR HOMECOMING GAME ON SATURDAY and paraded the homecoming court around the field at half-time. The score was 30 to 20 against the Kohala Cowboys. It was the first win for the Trojans this season. The game saw the Trojans with an interception and a touchdown by the Cowboys that was called back. Trojan cheerleaders rallied the fans.

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Senior Homecoming Princess Riley-Ann Brown and Prince
 Kaniala Kawaauhau-Young
Hawai‘i Police Department, which encourages the public to report suspicious activities occurring in the neighborhood. HPD says the following tips can help reduce the chances of burglary in the community:
        Don’t leave a house key hidden outside your home.
        Don’t leave trash for electronics, such as flat screen televisions or gaming consoles, in an outdoor trash area. This advertises what 
type of electronics you have in your residence.
    Keep trees and bushes trimmed so they don’t provide cover for burglars.  Arrange to have your lawn mowed if you will be away for an extended time. Keep your home’s exterior well lit.
    Make sure your door hinges are on the inside. Make your home look occupied even when you’re not there. This could include leaving a light on or the radio playing when you are not at home.  Lock your doors and windows when you leave your home, including those in the rear of the house that aren’t visible from the street. Beware of strangers knocking on doors. They may be burglars checking to see if a house is 
 Junior Homecoming princess Alexuss Rayna Bivings and Prince Bryson Dennis Andrade. Photos by Julia Neal
unoccupied. Report suspicious persons coming to your home to police immediately by calling the non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311. Be cautious of posting your location on social networking sites as they can be used by criminals to determine if you are home.
    If you see unfamiliar vehicles driving around your neighborhood, note the description of the vehicle, the license plate number and descriptions of any occupants and report them to police department’s non-emergency line (808) 935-3311.
    Ask your neighbors to report any suspicious persons and vehicles seen at or near your home. Other 
Sophomore Homecoming Princess Delisa Breithaup
and Prince Buck Ka-ne Kala.
precautions to take:Keep a detailed inventory of your valuable possessions, including item name, serial number, date bought and original value. Keep this information in a safe place in a place away from your home. Use your smartphone or other device to take photographs and/or video of your valuables. These tips are also helpful in the event of a disaster.
    Mark your valuables with your drivers license number.
    Consider installing an alarm system. There are a wide range of types of alarm systems and companies offering these services. Make inquiries to different companies to see what type of alarm works best for your situation.
    Consider joining your area Neighborhood Watch group. Call your area police station to find out what Neighborhood Watch groups are in your community.
Freshman Homecoming Princess Chazelyn Muakuai
 and Prince Egbert Iolana Naboa,

    If your home is burglarized:If you come home and see evidence that someone has been in your home or may still be there, leave the area and call police immediately
    Do not touch anything or clean up anything until the police have inspected for evidence.
    Free home inspections: The Hawaii Police Department’s Community Policing Section offers free home inspections to help homeowners guard against burglaries. If you are interested in this service, please contact Lieutenant William Derr at (808) 961-2350 for more information.
]    Following these burglary prevention tips can help reduce the risk of falling victim to criminals. To report any suspicious activities, call Hawai‘i Police Department’s non-emergency number at (808) 935-3311. Tipsters who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300.
Ka'u stopped the Kohala Cowboys on Saturday, with their first win of the year. It was the homecoming game ad Ka'u won 30-20.
 Photo by Julia Neal

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AFTERSHOCKS CONTINUED TO RATTLE KA'U on Saturday, following the 5.0 and 4.6 quakes on Friday. A magnitude 2.9 jolted Pahala at 11:05 p.m.
    Following the pair of quakes at 9:07 a.m. on Friday, more than 100 aftershocks occurred in the Pahala region over the next 24 hours. Sixteen of these were greater than M2.5 and 4 were greater than M3. The earthquakes and aftershocks have not caused any changes in other Mauna Loa monitoring data streams, reported USGS.
    According to USGS, Mauna Loa continues to be in a state of heightened unrest as indicated by
USGS scientist with GPS equipment that helps
in monitoring earthquakes and lava movement.
NPS photo
increased earthquake activity and inflation of the summit. "The current unrest is most likely being driven by renewed input of magma 2-5 miles (3-8 km) beneath Mauna Loa’s summit. During the past 24 hours, HVO detected 22 small-magnitude (below M3.0) earthquakes 2-3 miles (3-5 km) below Mokuāʻweoweo caldera and 4-5 miles (6-8 km) beneath the upper-elevation northwest flank of Mauna Loa. Both of these regions have historically been seismically active during periods of unrest on Mauna Loa."
    Global Positioning System instruments at the summit and on the flanks of Mauna Loa continue to measure inflation at rates elevated since mid-September. However, tiltmeters at the summit are not showing significant surface deformation over the past week.
    Concentrations of sulfur dioxide, hydrogen sulfide, and carbon dioxide, as well as fumarole temperatures, remain stable at the summit and at Sulphur Cone on the upper Southwest Rift Zone. Webcam and thermal camera views have shown no changes to the volcanic
landscape on Mauna Loa over the past week.
    According to USGS: "Heightened unrest began in mid-September 2022 with increased earthquake rates below Mauna Loa summit (from 10-20 per day to 40-50 per day), an increased rate of inflation recorded by GPS stations, and inflation recorded on the MOK tiltmeter. The unrest is likely caused by renewed input of magma into Mauna Loa’s summit reservoir system. As the reservoir expands it is triggering small earthquakes directly beneath Mokuāʻweoweo caldera and in a region just to the northwest of the caldera.
   "Deeper magma input (greater than 2 miles, 3 kilometers) is detected by the continued increase in upward movement and extension measured between GPS stations located on the ground surface. Shallower magma input (less than 2 miles, 3 kilometers) was likely responsible for inflation recorded on the summit tiltmeter during the last two weeks of September. The current locations of earthquakes and deformation do not necessarily mean that the next eruption will occur there. Mauna Loa remains at an elevated alert level of ADVISORY/YELLOW. The current increase in activity does not suggest that a progression to an eruption is certain, and there are no indications that an eruption is imminent." HVO stated that it will continue to closely monitor Mauna Loa for changes.

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