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The Recent Earthquake


I NOTICE that Mr. Topley, at the conclusion of his communication to you respecting the recent earthquake in Essex, remarks, “but at present we know of no observations in the central parts of Kent, Surrey, or Sussex.” I wish therefore to mention, that although I did not myself notice anything in connection therewith, yet an invalid neighbour of mine, lying in bed, distinctly heard a rumbling noise about 9h. 20m., and a moment afterwards perceived some pot plants in front of his window sway to and fro. This is the only incident with which I have been made acquainted.

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