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Recent Earthquakes

Nature volume 31, page 289 | Download Citation



ON Thursday evening last, at a time which is variously stated from 8.30 p.m. to shortly before 9, a rumbling noise, accompanied by a sensible trembling of the earth, and in some instances by a slight “rocking” of cottages, was heard and felt over several parishes in this neighbourhood. I have already had independent testimony of it from West Buckland, Bradford, Nymhead, and Langford, in a line from north-west to south-east across the upper part of the Vale of Taunton. Some observers state that the noise and motion seemed to come from the northwest. There can be but little doubt but that this was a slight shock of an earthquake. It would be interesting to know whether anything of the same kind had been observed elsewhere at the same time.

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  1. Nymhead Court, Wellington, Somerset, January 24

    • W. A. SANFORD


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