1975 Hawaii earthquake
|UTC time||1975-11-29 14:47:43|
|Local date||November 29, 1975|
|Depth||10 km (6.2 mi) |
|Areas affected||Hawaii |
|Total damage||$4–4.1 million |
|Max. intensity||VIII (Severe) |
|Tsunami||14.3 m (47 ft) |
|Casualties||2 dead  |
several–28 injured 
The 1975 Hawaii earthquake occurred on November 29 with a moment magnitude of 7.4 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of VIII (Severe). The shock affected several of the Hawaiian Islands and resulted in the deaths of two people and up to 28 injured. Significant damage occurred in the southern part of the Big Island totaling $4–4.1 million and it also triggered a small brief eruption of Kilauea volcano.
The event generated a large tsunami that was as high as 47 feet (14 m) on Hawai'i island and was detected in Alaska, California, Japan, Okinawa, Samoa, and on Johnston and Wake Islands. Significant changes to the shorelines along the southern coast of the Big Island with subsidence of 12 feet (3.7 m) was observed, causing some areas to be permanently submerged. The source of the event was the Hilina Slump, which was also responsible for the more powerful 1868 Hawaii earthquake and tsunami.
- ISC (2017), ISC-GEM Global Instrumental Earthquake Catalogue (1900–2013), Version 4.0, International Seismological Centre
- National Geophysical Data Center / World Data Service (NGDC/WDS), Significant Earthquake Database, National Geophysical Data Center, NOAA, doi:10.7289/V5TD9V7K
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- USGS (September 4, 2009), PAGER-CAT Earthquake Catalog, Version 2008_06.1, United States Geological Survey
- USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
- Tsunami Animation: Hawaii 1975 – Pacific Tsunami Warning Center
- The International Seismological Centre has a bibliography and/or authoritative data for this event.
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