May 12, 1999 |
Cindy Bann refused to budge. With boulders still crashing down the Hawaiian mountainside, rescuers had abandoned her husband amid the rubble, afraid they'd be crushed trying to save a man who was clearly beyond help. Aaron Bann--her high school sweetheart, husband, and the father of their 2-year-old daughter--had just moments before shielded her from a slab of the volcanic mountainside that tore loose and swept through one of Hawaii's most picturesque tourist spots, the Sacred Falls.
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.