Historic Earthquakes

Ka'u District, Island of Hawaii
1868 Mar 29 00:15 UTC (Local 03/28)
Madnitude 7.0 (foreshock)

This is a foreshock of the April 3 event. At Kahuku, a stone house was destroyed, the chimney of the Mission parsonage was thrown down, and the walls of the stone church were cracked. At Kona, stone walls were thrown down, masses of rock were thrown off the cliff at the bay, stone buildings were damaged, and the cisterns of the Kona Plantation were cracked. At Waiohinu, walls were shaken down, and the stone church was cracked from top to bottom. Also slightly felt at Hilo.

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.