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.

If you think we’ve been having strange weather lately… Snow on Molokai? 1912.



On her way home from Molokai, Mrs. Emma Nakuina brought proof of snow [hau sano] falling on Molokai, and you can clearly see the whitening of the mountain tops behind Pukoo with snow. In the history of the inhabitation of Molokai, there has never been seen this amazing thing on that island from the beginning, and this is the first time that snow has been seen falling on Molokai. According to Mrs. Nakuina.

H. D. Bowen stated that snow fell in great quantities on the mountain behind Pukoo, so that you could see clearly the patches of snow in many places on the ridges as well as down in the valleys.

You can see the snow all the way from the harbor of Pukoo and the shore, according to Mr. Bowen. He has some land next to [illegible because of fold] and while he was there, he saw the snow.

I believe this is the first time that man remembers that snow fell on Molokai, said Mrs. Nakuina.

So it is perhaps because of the cold we’ve had these past days that snow fell on Molokai. According to the scientists, the time is coming where the tropic zone will become arctic, and will be covered in snow. Could this be the beginning of this?

[See the article from which this was translated [?] and more in The Hawaiian Star, 3/11/1912, pp. 1 & 5.]

(Aloha Aina, 3/16/1912, p. 1)


Ke Aloha Aina, Buke XI, Helu 11, Aoao 1. Maraki 16, 1912.