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

Kapalilua, South Kona, Hawaii, Dec. 5. In the night of the 29th of November, the blazing volcanic fires at Mokuaweoweo was seen. It was to the extent of

Malamalama luna o Mokuaweoweo
Owela i ke ahi a ka wahine.

[Radiant is the top of Mokuaweoweo,
Glowing from the fires of the woman.]

S. W. Kamaka

Kaalualu, Kau, Hawaii, Dec. 5.–On the 30th of November, at 4 o’clock at dawn, lava was seen burning atop Mauna Loa; the smoke lay horizontal in the sky, and it was a very calm morning without wind. Sight of it however was loss until this day on which I am writing. On this past 3rd, at 7 o’clock in the evening, there was a strong earthquake at our houses, shaking us all around, as we were lounging.

S. Kahoeuli.

(Kuokoa, 12/10/1892, p 2)

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XXXI, Helu 50, Aoao 2. Dekemaba 10, 1892.

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