I AM informed by Mr. G. W. Walker, superintendent of Eskdalemuir Observatory, that the records of the seismograph according to the design of Prince Boris Galitzine, which was recently presented by Dr. Arthur Schuster to the observatory, give the positions of the epicentres of the recent earthquakes in Asia as follows:— January 1, lat. 36½° N., long. 66° E. January 3–4, lat. 42° N., long. 77° E.