Historic Earthquakes

South flank of Kilauea, Hawaii
1823 June 02 UTC
Magnitude 7.0

A strong earthquake threw down a 4-ft-wide by 6-ft-high stone wall, caused large fissures and sand blows in the ground, and damaged a native dwelling.

Abridged from Seismicity of the United States, 1568-1989 (Revised), by Carl W. Stover and Jerry L. Coffman, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1527, United States Government Printing Office, Washington: 1993.