Seismic event devastated Ka'ū 150 years ago

Seismic event devastated Ka'ū 150 years ago ...

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Destruction caused by the 1868 great Ka'ū earthquake included the Wai'ōhinu church, shown here, in the Ka'ū District of Hawaiʻi Island. With a magnitude estimated at 7.9, the earthquake is the largest in Hawaii's recorded history. Photo by Henry L. Chase, published in "Volcanoes of Kīlauea and Mauna Loa on the Island of Hawaiʻi" by W.T. Brigham, Bishop Museum Press, 1909.

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Image Dimensions: 1917 x 1200

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