“Kilauea has vanished, obscured by smoke…” 1875.

[Found under: “Nu Hou Kuloko.”]

The fire of the woman.–We have heard, “Nalohia Kilauea po i ka uwahi, Po i ke awa ka uka o Puna,” [Kilauea has vanished, obscured by smoke, Obscured by the mist is the upland of Puna.] that risen is the red-heat of the fiery stone-melting oven of Madame Pele. The glow can be seen from very far off. Her activity at Mokuaweoweo has paused, and she is increasing her work at her own place. Perhaps that island of hers will recover.

(Kuokoa, 8/14/1875, p. 3)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XIV, Helu 33, Aoao 3. Augate 14, 1875.

Mauna Loa erupts, 1892.


From our many friends living all over on the island of Keawe, we recieved news of sightings of lava blazing atop the summit of Mauna Loa, from the crater of Mokuaweoweo. And we are indebt to them for their kindness. These are each of the letters showing:

Kailua, North Kona, Hawaii, Dec. 5.–1 o’clock at late night on this past Wednesday, in the Alenuihaha Channel, on the deck of the Malulani, seen was the lava of Mokuaweoweo. The red glow of the fires were incomparably great.

D. Makainai

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