History of the Eruption The volcanic phenomena observed on Hawaii and described in this paper relate to the recent eruption from Mauna Loa and the presence of ash beds.
On June 20,1899, a very distinct earthquake shock was felt at Wailiilii, my temporary residence, 23 miles from Hilo, 8 from Kilauea, and 24 in a right line from the place of outburst. It was at 7.40 p. m., and lasted about a quarter of a minute. At about the same hour two shocks were observed at Hilo, one of them quite severe. None were noticed at the Volcano house by Kilauea, which is 18 miles from the place of outburst. A few days later another shock was felt; also on July 11, and perhaps later. It is natural to believe that these earthquakes had a direct connection with the eruption, especially as they were particularly manifested along a supposed axial . . .
- © 1901 Geological Society of America