More on tsunami, 1862.

[Found under: “NEWS OF HAWAII NEI.”]

Water and the rough seas.—We received a letter from W. G. Kawainui of Hakalau, Hilo, Hawaii, telling us of the big rain and the rough seas in that area on the night of the 28th of this past January; a store of a Chinese floated away, and the water and tide reached areas not reached before; the things happening these days are truly something new for our islands.

(Kuokoa, 2/15/1862, p. 2)

Wai a me ke kaikoo.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke I, Helu 12, Aoao 2. Feberuari 15, 1862.

2 thoughts on “More on tsunami, 1862.

  1. huuuui, aloha!

    This is in my files regarding the same kaikoo on Molokai:

    *1862. Nupepa Kuokoa, Vol. 1, No. 15, March 8, 1862:2.*

    Ua loaa ia makou, he palapala na D. W. Kaiue o Waialua, Molokai, i kakauia i ka la 3 o Feb. e hai mai ana i ke kaikoo nui ma Molokai. A penei kana olelo :

    “Ma ka Poalua, oia ka la 28 o Ianuari iho nei. Ua hoomaka mai ke kai nui ma Kona, Molokai. Akahi no a ikeia ka nui o ka nalu maanei, ua olelo mai na kamaaina, aole lakou i ike i ke kaikoo e like me keia mamua. Ua pau na loko i-a i ka wawahiia, a ua naha, a inoino ke alanui ma Keanoaio ma Kumimi. Ua komoia na hale o Timoteo ma Halawa, a ua wawahiia ka lanai, ma ka po o ka la 29, he kaikoo nui no, a me ke Olai ikaika ma ka wanaao, ua elima paha Sekona ka manawa i hoonaueueiaʻi ka honua, a me na hale. Ua hapahapaiia na mea iloko o ka hiamoe ana. Kupanaha na hana a ke Akua Kiekie loa.”

    Mahalo too much for your continued postings – too good!!! ~ʻo wau no me ka mahalo! Steve

  2. Mahalo ia oe!… What a coincidence! I was just putting up a letter from Molokai! There were many, many letters written to the papers from across Hawaii reporting the scary damages caused by the tsunami on the night of January 28, 1862!

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