More on the Earthquake and Tsunami of 1862.

[Found under: “NEWS FROM HERE IN HAWAII.”]

We received a letter from D. W. Kaiue of Waialua, Molokai, written on the 3rd of Feb. telling of the great tsunami [kaikoo] at Molokai. And these are his words:

“This Tuesday, the 28th of this past January. A high tide began in Kona, Molokai. This is the first time such big waves were seen here; the kamaaina said that they had never seen such a big tsunami [kaikoo] like this before. The fishponds were destroyed, and the road at Keanoaio at Kumimi are ruined. The homes of Timoteo in Halawa were inundated, and the lanai was wrecked, on the night of the 29th; it was indeed a huge kaikoo, and a strong Earthquake at daybreak; the ground and homes shook for perhaps five Seconds. Those inside sleeping were awakened. The working of the Highest God is amazing.”

[See the comment by Gerard Fryer in response to the earlier post on this same natural disaster (as well as all the other uploaded related articles). The Hawaiian-Language Newspapers need to be studied for information in all fields of knowledge! …And again, in order for all the information from those newspapers to be read and understood, they need to be rescanned clearly before they disintegrate from the acids within the paper itself.]

(Kuokoa, 3/8/1862, p. 2)

Ua loaa ia makou, he palapala...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke I, Helu 15, Aoao 2. Maraki 8, 1862.

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And more on tsunami, 1862.

Rough Seas.

On Tuesday, the 28th of January, at Waialua, Molokai, there was great rough seas that cannot be equalled. The fishponds from Moanui to Puako were smashed by the sea. The street in Hoonouliwai [Honouliwai] was broken up and horses cannot travel there. On the night of the 29th, there was a large earthquake; the shaking of the land lasted for five seconds. That is what M. Timoteo wrote to us.

(Hoku o ka Pakipika, 2/20/1862, p. 2)

Kaikoo nui.

Ka Hoku o ka Pakipika, Buke I, Helu 22, Aoao 2. Feberuari 20, 1862.

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.

Huge Tsunami, 1862.

[Found under: “NEWS OF HAWAII NEI.”]

Large Tsunami [Kaikoo].—We received a letter written by Mr. E. Makaioulu of Haena, Keaau, Puna, Hawaii, on this past 29th of January, telling of the great tsunami at that place on the night of the 29th [28th] of that same month, and this is what he said.

“On the night of the 28th of this past January, an enormous kaikoo was seen in Keaau, Puna, Hawaii; it was a very big kaikoo with accompanying winds from the west, and the ocean was covered over with black rain clouds. The waves pounded and reached the barren plains high up inland, and the government road was smashed, as well as the fishpond of Keaau loa. The pounding of the ocean was like that of Egypt in the Red Sea, killing the Pharaoh and his war chariots; and we made it through those large waves in the night. We thought that is was the second Great Flood [Kai a Kahinalii] from the time of Noah, the prophet of Jehovah.”

[Anyone have more information on this fishpond?]

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

Kaikoo nui.

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

Tsunami? 1862.

Turbulent Sea.

On Tuesday, the 28th of January, at Waialua, Molokai, exceptionally rough seas were seen, and there was much damage. The fish ponds from Moanui until Puako were smashed by the sea. The road at Honouliwai was dashed, and horses cannot  travel there. On the night of the 29th, there was a great earthquake, and the earth shook for eleven seconds. This is what was written in by M. Timoteo.

(Hoku o ka Pakipika, 2/20/1862, p. 2)

Kaikoo nui.

Ka Hoku o ka Pakipika, Buke I, Helu 22, Aoao 2. Feberuari 20, 1862.