Damages Caused by the November 29, 1975 Earthquake
An estimated $4 million (worth approximately $13 million in 1999 dollars) of damages is attributed to the earthquake and its related catastrophic events. Some of the damages are captured in the following photos.
Photograph by UPI
Two children were trapped in this damaged home about 7 km north of Hilo.
Photograph by Larry Kadooka, Hawaiʻi Tribune-Herald
Spilled merchandise in Hilo supermarket.
Photograph by George Abe, Hawaiʻi Island Chamber of Commerce
Volunteers replace 300-lb granite headstone toppled by
earthquake at churchyard, Kurtistown, 14 km south of Hilo.
Photograph by Boone Morrison
Small landslide from spatter and cinder cone partially blocking
Chain of Craters Road, Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.
Photograph by Peter Lipman, US Geological Survey
Crack in Hilina Pali road, Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.
For a complete listing of the damaging effects of this earthquake, see Table of the Earthquake Intensity , Isoseismal Map of the Big Island and the Isoseismal Map of the Hawaiian chain.