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Earthquake in Dominica

Nature volume 20, pages 431432 | Download Citation

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A SEVERE shock of earthquake was felt here at 1.20 A.M. yesterday (Sunday) the 10th instant, and at intervals, until 1.52, there were several tremulous movements of the earth. The noise immediately preceding the first shock reminded me of the clatter which is sometimes heard on board an ocean-going steamer in very rough weather, when a heavy sea strikes the ships, and all the crockery laid out for dinner is suddenly thrown from the “fiddles” and broken into pieces on the floor of the saloon.

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  1. Resident District Magistrate, Leeward Islands, Dominica, British West Indies, August 11

    • EDMUND WATT

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