Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsEarthquake

The Nation

June 26, 1989

A large underwater earthquake shook Hawaii Island, collapsing one house at Kalapana, causing landslides north of Hilo and generating a small tidal wave, according to authorities and residents. No injuries were reported from the quake, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said. The earthquake, with a magnitude of 6.5, was centered eight miles off the island's southeastern coast, near an underwater volcano named Loihi, said Bruce Turner, a geophysicist at the warning center in Honolulu. The temblor generated a tsunami wave that was 22.8 inches high at Konuapo, 8.4 inches at Kapoho and 5.6 at Hilo, Turner said. No damage was reported in the tsunami, authorities said.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|