A History of Earthquakes in Hawaii:


The largest earthquake in Hawaii was in 1868, magnitude 7.9, which caused 77 deaths.

Scores of small earthquakes are felt each year


Timeline of historic earthquakes in Hawaii:

1823: Magnitude 7.0 quake in the south flank of Kilauea, Hawaii.

1868: Magnitude 7.0 quake in the Ka'u District, Island of Hawaii.

1868: Magnitude 7.9 quake in the Ka'u District, Island of Hawaii.

1871: Magnitude 6.8 quake in Lanai, Hawaii.

1929: Magnitude 6.5 quake in Holualoa, Hawaii.

1938: Magnitude 6.8 quake in Maui, Hawaii.

1951: Magnitude 6.9 quake in Kona, Hawaii.

1975: Magnitude 7.2 quake in Kalapana, Hawaii.

1983: Magnitude 6.7 quake in Kaoiki, Hawaii.

2005: Magnitude 5.3 quake in the Hawaii region.

2005: Magnitude 5.2 quake in the Hawaii region.

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