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The Earthquake

Nature volume 30, page 170 | Download Citation



As communications on this subject are still being received by NATURE, and as the records for London and its immediate vicinity have been few, it occurs to me to note the following facts:—At the time of the earthquake I was sitting in my study here. There are several heavy insect-cabinets in the room, and a loud “groan” proceeded from one or more of them, indicating “settling” from some cause or other. Furthermore, the door of the room would not lock on the evening of that day, although the lock had moved freely down to then. And a clock in a bed-room was found to have stopped without any apparent cause at the hour indicated for the earthquake; but as the discovery was not made until late in the evening, it was not possible to decide whether the stoppage had occurred in the morning or evening. As no sensation was felt, these matters would have held no significance had it not been for the news in the evening papers of that day.

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