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The Japan Earthquake of January 15, 18871

    Naturevolume 36pages379381 (1887) | Download Citation



    SOON after the occurrence of the earthquake of January 15 last, which caused considerable damage to property in and near Yokohama, the authorities of the Imperial University directed the writer to visit the places which had been affected by the shock, and to make a full report of all the circumstances. The results thus arrived at form the subject of the present paper. Before proceeding with this, however, it seems desirable to give some particulars respecting the principal shocks which have been felt in the Empire since 1879.


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      The Monthly Weather Review, U.S. Signal Service, August, 1886.

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      Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers, vol. lxxxiti., Session 1885–86, part 1.

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