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The Recent Earthquake


IN p. 57 of the last number of NATURE notice is taken of the lack of observation on the late earthquake in Central Kent, Surrey, or Sussex. In Tonbridge we have known of three instances in which it was certainly felt. On the morning of April 22 a lady in bed in a room on the first floor felt a push from the foot of the bed so strong that she asked her little girl, who was in the room, why she was shaking it so, which of course the child denied—the bedstead being of iron and too heavy for her to have moved; the vallance at the head of the bed swayed to and fro. The second instance we heard of was an Indian officer, who felt it, while standing leaning against his mantelpiece, directed about from north-north-east to south-south-west. The third instance was an invalid lady in bed on the first floor.

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