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.
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.