Historical tsunami inundation data for the Kahuku Point area on Oahu, Hawaii, are compiled or deduced from comparison with Hilo, Hawaii. The data are considered in two parts; North Pacific tsunamis and South American tsunamis. The South American tsunamis are about 1/3 as large at Kahuku Point as they are at Hilo: North Pacific tsunamis are about the same at both locations. The maximum North Pacific inundation is 27 feet; the maximum South American inundation is 9 feet.
The distribution of inundation along the shoreline area of the point from Kawela Bay to Kahuku is rather uniform--being within 20...
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Prepared by the Case Histories Committee for the Engineering Geology Division of the Geological Society of America, these histories are intended as reference material for the practicing geologist and for the college student. This volume, the eighth in the Case History series, presents the seismological aspects of the works of man—the civil engineer or engineering geologist interacting with the environment. Topics are in two categories—changes at a point (nuclear or chemical explosions and well injection or withdrawal) and changes on a line (damming a river or construction along a coastline).