Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America Volume 1

Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...the large panes of glass in the front windows would surely break. By this time I had risen, intending to leave the building, when the quake seemed to stop as suddenly as it had commenced. I did not feel any light final oscillations after the hard shock, as some claimed to have experienced. In my office nothing was thrown down, but in some of the grocery stores about town a few canned and bottled goods were thrown from the shelves. No serious loss or damage was suffered from this cause, however. In the store immediately opposite my office something was thrown from above on to some dishes, a few of which were broken. 1 heard of no damages in any dwelling house, and there were no chimneys broken off or thrown down in town. As near as I could discern the vibrations were from east to west. My eldest son, who is a civil engineer, was surveying near some buildings on a farm about a mile north of town. He said that before he felt the vibrations of the quake he plainly and distinctly heard a pronounced rumble like thunder in the southeast, the interval being several seconds, he thought. I did not hear this noise, but of course this could easily have been swallowed up in the noises of the town. Moreover, 1 was inside at the time. My son says that all of his surveying party heard the rumbling sound before the quake. He also told me that the vibrations seemed to be from southeast to northwest, according to his experience. Also that there were some short vibrations that seemed to be perpendicular. The only other item of interest, perhaps, I could add was that here in town the startled people rushed from the business places to the street when the hardest shocks came. Morgan Hill, by E. C. Templeton.--At Morgan Hill a few windows were broken, clocks stopped, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236558863
  • 9781236558862