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The Latest: the Hurricane heads to Hawaii as lava activity decreases

HONOLULU – The Latest on a hurricane approaches Hawaii’s Big Island (all times local):

12:45 pm

An erupting volcano of Hawaii, is the cause of less earthquakes, and there is less lava coming from the eruption of the site in a district as Big Island braces for an approaching hurricane.

Scientists say that there is a helicopter overflight on Monday confirms a significant reduction in the lava flow from the output of a crack in the Big Island, a community where new volcanic cracks opened for the first on 3 May. They say that it is common for eruptions to wash and wipe, or pause completely. It is also possible the discharge of large quantities of lava could resume.

Mayor Harry Kim says officials are preparing for what nature brings. He says that the districts would have felt the brunt of the storm were destroyed by the constant flow of lava.

A tropical storm watch is in effect Monday for the waters south of the Big Island. The National Weather Service says Hurricane Hector is expected south of the Big Island Tuesday night and Wednesday as it moves to the west.

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12:30 pm

Hawaii emergency officials to keep track of a hurricane, which is expected to pass to the south of the islands this week.

A tropical storm watch is in effect Monday for the waters south of the Big Island. The National Weather Service says Hurricane Hector is expected south of the Big Island Tuesday night and Wednesday as it moves to the west.

Mayor Harry Kim says officials are preparing for what nature brings. He says that the districts would have felt the brunt of the storm was destroyed by a constant flow of lava.

Meteorologist Melissa Dye says the southern half of the island should brace for winds of 35 mph (56.3 km / h) or higher. She says that there may also be a few inches of rain in the Thursday as Hector is going to the island.

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