I have close family members in the Hualalai Mountain area of the Big Island. In fact, I visited them in August.I was relieved to learn that they are okay, and that there’s no structural damage. I have some pictures of the damage, and of the area where the quake originated, many miles below the surface…
Earthquake damage in kitchen area
Earthquake damage in storage area
Puako Bay Area, above epicenter. I took this photo during a 1995 visit to the Kona area
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Tom McCarthy says
That picture looks just like our kitchen after it hit. I also have a fairly good sized crevasse in the ground outside my bedroom. It’s not my fault I live on a fault line. I was writing an article when it hit and went running through the house yelling EARTHQUAKE! RUN! I almost jumped out a screened window. I thought the house would fall. It was very scary. I thought we were goners.