Two thousand earthquakes over a period of 13 days? 1868.


From the kamaaina of Waiohinu, Whitney was told of somethings pertaining to the earthquakes.

A haole, Mr. Silloway, said that on the 29th of March until the 10th of April, there were more than two thousand, and it felt like on some days there were between three and four hundred. The strongest quake was on the 2nd of April, for it toppled all of the churches, and almost all of the homes of the people fell.

From 10 o’clock to noon on that day, there was a meeting in the large church of Waiohinu, it was filled with people. Just four hours later, the large and frightening earthquake came and it was overturned to the ground—in just twenty seconds.

(Au Okoa, 4/16/1868, p. 2)


Ke Au Okoa, Buke III, Helu 52, Aoao 2. Aperila 16, 1868.

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