previous next


Earthquake in England.

--A strong shock of an earthquake was felt in England on the night of the 5th inst. Doors were broken open, crockery ware broken and clocks, stopped. It extended to Bristol, to Taunton, to Exeter, to Swansea, and to many miles out at sea. In some places a deep rumbling noise was heard. At Nottingham the noise resembled the sound of a heavy carriage approaching. Mr. Charles Dickens describes the sensation he experienced:

‘ He says that he was awakened by a violent swaying of his bedstead from side to side, accompanied by a singular heaving motion. It was exactly as if some great beast had been crouching asleep under the bed and was shaking itself and trying to rise. The shock appears to have been felt the most in the midland and west midland counties.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Sort places alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a place to search for it in this document.
Taunton (Massachusetts, United States) (1)
Swansea (United Kingdom) (1)
Exeter, N. H. (New Hampshire, United States) (1)
hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
Charles Dickens (1)
hide Dates (automatically extracted)
Sort dates alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a date to search for it in this document.
5th (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: