Earthquake Hazards Gallery
On 10/15/2006, two earthquakes (epicenters at Kīholo Bay and Mahukona) with magnitudes of 6.7 and 6.0 caused extensive damage at many locations, particularly the northern half of the Big Island.
1999 Pāhala Earthquake
On 4/22/1999, Pāhala experienced an earthquake of magnitude 5.6, which caused damage near the epicenter. (The 1868 earthquake, which was the largest in recorded Hawaiʻi history, occurred in the same area; its magnitude is estimated to be 7.9.)
Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense Active Alerts
Visit the Civil Defense website for up-to-date information.