SEISMOLOGICAL information obtained in India is henceforth to be published quarterly as a separate bulletin. The first of these bulletins (Seis. Bull., Jan.-March 1938, Government of India Meteorological Department, Delhi) has been received. It consists of reports from seven instrumental stations, and non-instrumental reports received at Poona. First is given a list of stations with their latitude and longitude to the nearest minute of arc together with other necessary information, and also a list of the instruments and their constants with which each is equipped. For the quarter, Agra records 56 shocks, Bombay 77, Calcutta 89, Colombo 47, Dehra Dun 13, Hyderabad 41, and Kodaikanal 61. The small number recorded at Dehra Dun may be due to poor instrumental equipment. Records for the observatories are separate, giving in each case date, component, phase, time received, period, amplitude, epi-central distance if determined, and remarks concerning the shock or the reception. The macroseismic evidence collected at Poona is valuable, personal observations numbering 62, 12 being from Drosh. The shock with most macroseismic effect was on March 14. It cracked property at East Khandesh, damaged property at Maheswar (Indore) and damaged property, injuring two children, at East Khandesh. Seismologists will be grateful to those concerned with the report for putting the data obtained in a manner convenient for reference, and for taking the important step of having it published at more frequent intervals.
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Earthquakes Recorded in India, January–March, 1938. Nature 143, 327 (1939). https://doi.org/10.1038/143327c0