Kapoho

Name:

Kapoho

County:

Hawaii

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

19°30.164′N 154°50.762′W / 19.502733°N 154.846033°W / 19.502733 -154.84603

Elevation:

 

Time Zone:

Hawaiian (HST) (UTC-10)

Comments:

Kapoho, Hawaiʻi was an unincorporated community in Puna district, Hawaiʻi County, Hawaiʻi, located near the eastern tip of the island of Hawaiʻi, in the easternmost end of the graben overlying Kīlauea’s east rift zone.

Remains:

Originally destroyed by volcano eruption in 1960, but has rebuilt a community of private homes and vacation rentals

Established:

 

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

While the original town is gone, the name Kapoho remains associated with the area.

Remarks:

On January 12, 1960 residents of Kapoho experienced over 1,000 small earthquakes shaking the area. Deep cracks opened up in the street, and there are historic photos of residents inspecting the damage.

Kapoho, Hawaii

Cemetery in Kapoho

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