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Destructive Earthquakes in Hawaiʻi County Since 1868 *


            Epicenter      Maximum        No of
   Date     Location       Intensity Mag  Deaths    Damage

03 28 1868  Southern Hawaiʻi   IX     7.0    0  Extensive-Southern Hawaiʻi.
04 02 1868  Southern Hawaiʻi   XII    7.9   81  >100 houses destroyed, tsunami
10 05 1929  Hualalai          VIII   6.5    0  Extensive-Kona
08 21 1951  Kona              VIII   6.9    0  Extensive-Kona
04 26 1973  North of Hilo     VIII   6.2    0  Extensive-Hilo, $5.6M
11 29 1975  Kalapana feature  VIII   7.7    2  Extensive-Hilo, $4.1M
11 16 1983  Kaʻōiki            IX     6.7    0  Extensive-Southern Hawaiʻi, >$6M
06 25 1989  Kalapana          VII    6.2    0  Southeast Hawaiʻi almost $1M
10 15 2006  Kīholo Bay        VIII 6.7,6.0  0  NW Hawaiʻi, >$100M


* from USGS Bulletin 2006, Isoseismal Maps, Macroseismic Epicenters, and Estimated Magnitudes of Historical Earthquakes in the Hawaiian Islands by Max Wyss and Robert Koyanagi.


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Updated: 15 July 2013 (pnf)