Tsunami, April 26, 1879?

[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO.”]

Strong Sea.—On Saturday, that being the past 26th of April, there was a kaikoo [strong seas] all around Hilo and Puna, and as a result of this kaikoo, some portions of the breakwater of Kaipalaoa at Hilo crumbled, and also as a result of the kaikoo, the sea water got into some of Puna’s springs which is something that normally does not happen.

(Kuokoa, 5/17/1879, p. 3)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XVIII, Helu 20, Aoao 3. Mei 17, 1879.

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